Worcester Beer Garden Reopening


The Worcester Beer Garden, operated by Grid Hospitality an affiliate of MG2 Group, will be reopening from winter hiatus tomorrow! The Worcester Beer Garden is located in the Grid District and is looking forward to returning to the Downtown Worcester location.

The new GM Andrea Dunne states in the following article: “We’re happy to be a part of what’s happening in downtown Worcester,” she said. “The growth and rejuvenation is fantastic and we’re really proud and happy to be part of that”. Click the link below to read more about the live music, 35+ beers on tap, and other additions to the Worcester Beer Garden this year.


2022 First Quarter activity update


MG2 had a busy start to the year. Finalizing 19 transactions across acquisitions, dispositions and financing activity that totaled nearly $50,000,000. We are very happy with our strong start to the year and look forward to continued growth for the remainder of 2022.

Q1 update


Grid Worcester Above 98% Occupancy


With seven buildings and over 500 residential units Grid Management, our property management team for the Grid District in Worcester, deserves recognition. In April the Grid District will be over 98% occupancy, including four of the buildings hitting 100% occupancy.

Great job Grid Management Worcester! As Downtown Worcester continues to thrive, MG2 is looking towards the future and our footprint in the area. Continue to follow us for updates and announcements!

One52 Now Leasing


At MG2, we realize the potential in areas such as East Boston and Worcester and have proven our ability to grow and develop in these neighborhoods. MG2 works as a vertically integrated company and specializes in controlling costs in all aspects of real-estate investments, from managing construction with Alaris Construction to property management with Grid Management. We are continuing to grow our East Boston portfolio and are excited to announce the start of leasing at our boutique rental building at 152 Liverpool St.

One52 features 24 units, 3 of which are designated as affordable under the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy. The units have high-end finishes such as quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, flat-paneled cabinets, and glass frameless showers. The quality craftsmanship and contemporary design showcase the skill of Alaris Construction and their dedication to even the smallest of details.

MG2 remains committed to enhancing the sense of neighborhood with our buildings so we’ve included a 1,185 square foot retail space that would be great for a café or boutique retail.


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95 Prescott: The Bearing


We’ve expanded our footprint from Downtown Worcester to Gateway Park via our building 95 Prescott: The Bearing. The City of Worcester is becoming a hub for startup businesses and this building has office space, flex space and private garage bays. We are now leasing spaces and helping achieve the City’s goal of growing and retaining businesses.

With a combination of modern, industrial and exposed brick and beam interior finishes, the opportunity for these spaces is endless. Perfect for industrial, offices, retail space, and warehouse tenants, with easy access to the highway and public transportation. We envision tenants taking advantage of the close proximity to hotels and conference centers and hospitals. Along with the great location, 95 Prescott includes onsite parking. We’re excited to add new and updated commercial space to Worcester.


Recent Ground Up Construction Projects

John McGrail

MG2  Group is proud to announce the completion of several recent ground-up construction projects in the growing neighborhoods of East Boston:

130 Coleridge

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Harbor View, East Boston
At one time a small, single family home, MG2 Group and Alaris Construction transformed this underutilized lot into a high-end, 12,700 SF, three-story residential building with eight condo units.

65 Meridian

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Maverick Square, East Boston
This project saw the ground-up development of a 11,600 SF, five-story mixed-use building with 1,500 SF of retail and six high-end condo units.

336 Chelsea

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Day Square, East Boston
MG2 Group turned an old glass installation company space into a 14,000 SF, four-story mixed-use building with 3,200 SF of retail and six high-end condo units.


Worcester Beer Garden’s Pavilion Set to Feature Wide Range of Shows

John McGrail

Article by Chris Van Buskirk | Telegram

WORCESTER — “Hodgepodge.”

That’s what Leah Urbano, director of entertainment at The Grid Hospitality Group, uses to describe the different acts slated to perform in a brand-new event space set to open in downtown Worcester.

“We have high hopes for the space and the sky’s the limit, really. As far as the music, that we want to bring in there we’d like to try everything based on what the area will bring for us,” she said in a phone interview. “We’re talking about Latin, jazz, hip-hop, rock, jam bands, folk, blues, swing, (and) reggae.”

The Pavilion at the Beer Garden is set to open Tuesday with a jam-packed schedule of local  bands, Boston DJs and DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead cover band. The event space will host everything from burlesque to country music and corporate parties to DJs.

Entering into The Pavilion at the Beer Garden is almost like walking into a state-of-the-art festival tent that isn’t moving anytime soon. The high ceilings made up of white canvas and airy dance floor with modern staging, lighting, video and sound systems could make the most road-hardened artists pause.

A nearby bar whose front is made up of black and white tiles will serve up to 20 draft beers. For those wanting to take a break from the festivities, stools at the bar offer a welcoming reprieve — not to mention that the four flat-screen TVs can keep one distracted for hours.

Read full article here.

Worcester’s Brew Beer Garden to Open New 300-Person Pavilion

John McGrail

Article by Aviva Luttrell | aluttrell@masslive.com

WORCESTER — Worcester’s Brew Beer Garden will open its new 300-person Pavilion entertainment and event space next week with a lineup of DJs and musicians.

The Pavilion at Brew Beer Garden is scheduled to open Tuesday with a performance by the local XS Band. The event is open to all ages and there is no cover fee.

The new space will feature a wide variety of musical genres and entertainment, as well as various themed and and private events, including weddings. The Pavilion has a 300-person standing capacity, 28-foot stage, full sound and lights and a 19-foot LED video wall.

It adjoins the Beer Garden on Franklin Street, which has 36 beers on tap, a full dining menu, an outdoor terrace and indoor live entertainment.

The Pavilion will feature ticketed national concerts, local showcases and more, the company said in an announcement.

Next week’s lineup includes Boston’s DJ Sisko on Thursday; DeadBeat — a Grateful Dead tribute band — on Friday; and a variety of bands followed by DJ TecThreat during an all-day grand opening event on Saturday.

Sunday will feature Boston Beautease — a summer-themed burlesque show.

Ryan Reynolds Film Scenes to be Shot in Worcester


Article by Walter Bird Jr. | @worcestermag

Holly-Worcester is at it again. Hot on the heels of Liam Neeson bringing his particular set of skills to Worcester to film his new movie “Honest Thief,” the new flick “Level Up” is scheduled to start filming here next week. Or is it “Free Guy?”

A flyer sent around the Franklin Street area referred to film as “Level Up,” while a recording at a phone number listed on the flyer called it “Free Guy.”

Either way, the movie is a Twentieth Century production starring Ryan Reynolds, and scenes are being filmed on Franklin Street.

Sam Morris, manager of Brew on the Grid at 56 Franklin St., told Worcester Magazine he was told filming would run Sunday through Thursday, and that his business, a popular spot at the corner of Franklin and Portland streets, would be used as a set location. He said they will also being doing “some minor catering.”

“They haven’t really told me a lot,” Morris said, adding he does not know whether Reynolds will be on site for the filming. “I assume so, but I’m not entirely positive.”

Morris said the entire interior of Brew on the Grid would be changed for the filming, and some false walls would be constructed.

“When it’s actually in the movie,” he said, “it certainly won’t look entirely like Brew, but it will be Brew.”

Read full article here.