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Mercantile Center | 100 & 120 Front Street | Worcester, Massachusetts |
Fall is officially here and we hope that the tenants of Mercantile Center have been enjoying our recent events and activations!

Next event on the calendar is our Tenant Halloween Event - Look out for information on elevator captivate screens and lobby display screens, as well as messages from your office managers!

September at Mercantile Center: A Look Back!

Not only has so much happened during September, but it was also Mercantile Center's 3 year anniversary! It's been very special month!

Celebrate the Worcester Red Sox!

The kick-off celebration for the new Worcester Red Sox was held on Monday, September 17 at 5:00pm. The outdoor event attracted an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 to Worcester City Hall. 

The team's boss Larry Lucchino was beaming as all of Worcester's VIPs and former Boston Red Sox stars Luis Tiant, Pedro Martinez and others adorned the stage.

Immediately following the ceremony, The Canal District Alliance held a Block Party from 6-10 p.m. with food, games and entertainment for the whole family as well as a fireworks display at 7:30 p.m.

The Worcester City Council gave final approval to the financing package last week -- considered one of the richest in minor league sports history.

A Night of Baseball!

Mercantile Center hit a home run in September!

On Monday, September 17, we were proud to host a reception before the Worcester Common's main event to welcome the Worcester Red Sox.

Two days later:
Inflatable games, free prize giveaways, and of course, BASEBALL!

A special thanks to everyone who came out in the cold and enjoyed some free food, beer and fun! It was an unfortunate loss for Boston fans, but nobody let that get in the way of having a great time!

The Sox continue into October, #1 in the AL East.

Tenant Happy Hour!

On Wednesday, September 26 tenants of Mercantile Center gathered on the Plaza to enjoy live music, free drinks, hors d'oeuvres and free prize giveaways! A few lucky tenants each won a $100 cash gift card, while a total of $500 in prizes were given away! Here's a look at the fun:

Local Acappella Group - Drive: Surprise Performance!

Local Acappella group DRIVE came to Mercantile Center for a popup performance during September!

From Left to Right: Josh Beswick, Joey Constantine, Ray Johnson, Dan Allison
View recap video of their performance HERE!

Webster Five 150th Anniversary: 'Difference Maker' Awards!

During September, Webster Five held their 150th anniversary 'Difference Makers' awards celebration at Mercantile Center, featuring entertainment, giveaways and food! Each 'Difference Maker' was announced and presented their award, and a Webster Five employee 'difference maker' was also recognized for their dedication to the customers and the community.

Here's a photo from the night's celebration!

Food News

Fuel America Coffeehouse-Roastery Cafe. . . Coming Soon!

Downtown Worcester's ever-growing dining scene is getting another addition in the Fall of 2018, with the opening of Fuel America, a new coffeehouse-roastery cafe. Fuel America will offer custom specialty coffees, espresso drinks, fresh-pressed juices, modern seltzer drinks, fresh baked goods, handmade breakfast & all-day sandwiches, salads and fruit smoothies.
Fuel will also be an immersive coffeehouse roastery & cafe experience - where the coffee beans will be roasted on-premise. Guests will be able to see the roasting process and attend tastings as well as take tours of the roastery.  Fuel America will be located at the base of 100 Front Street. 

Stay tuned for our upcoming tenant tasting event!
We hope you are enjoying Fooda in The Vault. More exciting food options to come this Fall from our local partners!

Studio News

Additional Yoga and Lunchtime Fitness Classes . . .  AVAILABLE NOW!

Upgraded STUDIO Equipment - COMING SOON!
Classes Are Subject to be Added on a Regular Basis. All Class Availabilities for the Studio are Updated Monthly!
Continue to check the portal below for newly added classes and weekly availabilities! 

October Studio Offerings

Lunchtime Strength & Fitness
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Capacity of 20 Spots Available for Each Class! 
Tuesdays: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:00 – 6:00pm 
Each Yoga class is catered to all skill levels. Bring your own mats, towels and water bottles for some Yoga Fun!
Capacity of 30 Spots Available for Each Class! 
Studio classes are only available to tenants of the property.
Please direct any questions regarding the above Portal to

If you are unable to attend a class you registered for, please use the cancellation link found in your confirmation email received upon registering.

Sign Up For FREE CPR Training

Friday, October 19
On Friday, October 19, The American Heart Association will be hosting three (3) complimentary Hands-Only CPR classes at Mercantile Center.
Time Options:
8:30am - 9:00am
11:30am - 12:00pm
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Please note that each session has a capacity of 25 participants and will fill up quickly. If you are unable to attend this day or miss the cutoff, we plan to host another day of training in the Fall.

To sign up, please visit the CPR Portal below.

Important: These training sessions will be taking place in the Mercantile Center Studio, and will be done on the floor. Please be prepared and plan your attire accordingly.

ABOUT: Hands-Only CPR or Bystander CPR, it is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps: Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that). Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. Communities with high rates of Bystander CPR have higher survival rates and it takes less than 15 minutes to lean.
To learn more go to
Capacity of 25 Spots Available for Each Session! 
This is open to tenants of the property ONLY
Please direct any questions regarding the above CPR portal to


Red Cross Blood Drive: Sponsored by Mirick O'Connell

Mirick O'Connell and the American Red Cross are teaming up to provide a Fall blood drive. New blood donors are needed every day to save the lives of patients who depend on the generosity of volunteer donors.

Neighborhood News

Fidelity Bank - Now Open!

Fidelity Bank has opened its second Worcester branch at a highly visible location on Front Street at the base of the new 145 Front at CitySquare apartment building. Fidelity Bank's latest branch will be the newest feature to open on Front Street in downtown Worcester, with more locations popping up by year's end.

Worcester Brew Beer Garden!

64 and 66 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA 01608

The Brew Beer Garden is simply a great place to eat, drink and hangout. Expect a large selection of craft beer, homemade sausages, local "Wicked" pretzels and signature food from the brew beer garden's other concepts.

Lively entertainment with bands and Dj's will keep this urban beer garden rockin'. The 500-seater year-round garden has a large pavilion, indoor/outside bar, and beautiful outdoor pergola. Communal tables are perfect for sharing with friends and making new ones. It's also the perfect spot to host a private party - big or small. 

Click HERE for photos and information!


Fun Facts!

World Smile Day - Friday, October 5, 2018.

First started in 1999 by the creator of the smiley, Harvey Ball, the holiday celebrates the intent behind the now universally recognized icon - to bring a smile of the faces of people around the world. The purpose of the holiday was the move away from the commercialization of the smiley and to use it as a symbol of kindness and affection.
A day that encourages people to smile! Here's how you can celebrate:
- Make people around you smile.

- Do a random act of kindness. Buy a stranger a coffee.
  Compliment someone. Give your seat up to
  someone on the bus.

- Surprise someone in your family with a visit, cook a meal for them, or do
  something special for them.

- Volunteer your time and/ or money at a local nonprofit organization.
Spend some time in the kitchen whipping up some delicious desserts to share with your friends, family and co-workers.

Upcoming Area Events

Mass Fermentational

Raise a pint and funds for the Mass Brewers Guild during the Mass Fermentational, the organization’s second largest beer festival and fundraiser of the year, set to return to the Worcester Common on Saturday, October 6 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Get your tickets here before they sell out!


We Value Your Feedback!

As valued tenants, we are interested in your feedback as well as any suggestions towards activities and programs that you would be interested in seeing at Mercantile Center.

Please feel free to send any suggestions or inquiries to
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