Grid District Developer Purchases MetroPCS Building


Article from the WBJournal, written by Grant Welker, Zachary Comeau

A developer that’s transformed the southern edge of the Worcester Common as the mixed-use Grid District has purchased the former MetroPCS building around the corner on Main Street for $450,000.

The five-story, 7,400-square-foot building was assessed for $210,000, according to the city.Five Seventeen Main LLC was listed as the buyer and Josen Donovan, vice president of Boston based developers MG2, is listed as the manager of that entity. He could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. MG2 has already invested heavily in the area, making the Grid District a draw for a growing student and young-adult population downtown. The developer knocked down the Paris Cinema last year to make way for a three-season Beer Garden, which is expected to open this spring.

The Grid District also includes Stix Noodle Bar, which opened last month, and the cafe Brew on the Grid. Just across Portland Street, Revolution Pie + Pint and Craft Table & Bar are expected to open this spring as part of a comedy club called Woohaha.

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