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We hope you have had a great summer and enjoyed the beautiful weather, flowers and festivities at Mercantile Center this season. Now, we welcome September and all fun fall things!

August Recap

Mercantile Center Welcomes Its Newest Tenant. . .


Please join us in welcoming Ruth's Chris!

In early August, Mercantile Center and the City of Worcester were proud to unveil the new downtown Worcester location for Ruth's Chris Steak House. The Mercantile Center location will be coming Fall 2020, and will be located at the corner of Mercantile Street and the outdoor Plaza!
(Above Photo) Left to Right: Beth Stute, Ruth's Chris Sr. Director, Real Estate, Mayor Joseph Petty, Chip Norton, Managing Director of Mercantile Center, City Manager Ed Augustus

During the media announcement, Chip Norton highlighted, "The Leadership of Ruth's Chris team did the research. They examined the market place, tried a number of different restaurants, they polled people, they polled other operators. And after that tremendous due diligence and hard work, they decided Worcester was the right place for them."
Left to Right: City Manager Ed Augustus, Chip Norton, Craig Blais, President & CEO of the WBDC
Mayor Joseph Petty (pictured above) remarked, "In 2015 while announcing Mercantile Center, we stood in this very spot on the Plaza and asked you all to keep your faith and trust in the great new vision for the future of Worcester."

Mayor Petty continued, "Since then, we diligently worked towards achieving this shared goal, and today marks this great milestone in what we've been working towards for the majority of those past four years." 

In conclusion, Mayor Petty thanked Ruth's Chris for driving the positive activity that this city needs to thrive, and expressed his excitement towards the many successful years together moving into the future.

About Ruth's Chris

As a working mom with a family to support on her own, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a small, 60-seat restaurant in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. It was a bold move, especially in 1965, when most women couldn’t event apply for a bank card without their husband’s signature. Ruth was determined to provide a better life for her family. Even after a fire forced her to move, her enthusiasm and perseverance helped her dream take flight – this time, with her own name on the door: Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 

From humble beginnings to one of the world’s most legendary steak houses, Ruth’s Chris now brings that signature sizzle that made Ruth famous to more than 150 locations around the world and growing.

Live Music Wednesdays!

Hope you have enjoyed the weekly summer tunes!

Starting in September, our Wednesday Live Music performances will continue on a bi-weekly basis. Performances will be held on the plaza or inside the lobby, pending weather.

Do you want to perform for the tenants of Mercantile Center? Please reach out to for inquiries! Thank you.

Inter(acting) Outside Mercantile Center!

Our wall mural on Mercantile Street adjacent to the Plaza is nearing completion, and an additional mural on the Plaza is soon to be underway.

See below for some instructions on what to expect, and start getting those creative juices flowing!
Stay tuned in to our Newsletter, and keep an eye out as we continue to release a start date in the coming month, encouraging you all to show us your best creative use of our interactive mural!

Tenant News



We fine-tuning this sure-to-be fun event.

Check back for more details to come!


Games on the Plaza

Each day (weather permitting), feel free to head outside during lunchtime or a break from work to enjoy corn hole and Kan Jam featuring new Mercantile Center frisbees!

Stop By Mercantile Center's LUMINATION Wall!

We hope that everybody has been enjoying our new graphics featured on the LUMINATION wall by the 100 Front Street entrance!

If you haven't already, stop by to check out the views!

Studio News

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.

Lastly, keep checking back on the Portal for new upcoming summer activities!
(No Classes Will be Held on Monday, September 2 due to Labor Day)

September Studio Offerings

Strength & Fitness (at Lunchtime)
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.


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Mercantile Center Garage Reminder:

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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