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JUNE IS IN BLOOM WITH SUMMER ON THE WAY!

Welcome to June at Mercantile Center!

The flowers are blooming and the Plaza will be bustling with food trucks and other awesome activities. We are looking forward to a fun month ahead - See our NEWS sections below for details on how to sign up for all things at Mercantile Center this month!

MAY AT MERCANTILE CENTER

Tuesday Yoga Was A Hit!

Thank you to all of those that participated in our first TUESDAY YOGA at the Studio. It was a huge success!

See below for future Yoga Session dates and times.

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards and Business After Hours

Mercantile Center was host to this great event this past May, with more than 200 guests in attendance!

Award Recipients:
ten24 Digital Solutions - Richard B. Kennedy Business of the Year Award
Ryan Matson, Small Business Insurance Agency - Chamber Advocate of the Year Award
FASTSIGNS - Small Business of the Year Award
Q-Look Bridal - Joe Cohen Retailer of the Year Award
Stacy Chin, HydroGlyde Coatings, LLC - Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Clark Mailing - Family Owned Business of the Year Award
Maureen Raillo, WLimo Airport Limousine - Ambassador of the Year Award

Silver Hammer Award Recipients:
Railers Tavern
Washburn House
The Queen's Cups

Release Well Being Center (Nathan Fisher House in Westboro)

Mercantile Center - A Proud Sponsor of:

20th Annual Drive for a Difference Charity Auction and Golf Classic

Now in its 20th year, the Reliant Foundation’s Drive for a Difference BIG Event Live Auction Gala and Golf Classic has raised more than $5 million to support critical public health issues such as the opioid epidemic, children’s mental health, and childhood obesity across the Central and Metro West regions of Massachusetts.

The evening, hosted this year at the brand new AC Marriott Hotel in downtown Worcester, featured an exciting selection of super-silent auction items followed by the entertaining and engaging auctioneer Paul Zekos as he presented the live auction portion of the night. The proceeds of this event support charitable grants to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations with programs and projects aligned with the Foundation’s mission and focus.

128 golfers took to the course for the nearly sold-out Golf Classic at Pleasant Valley Country Club, a former tournament stop for the men’s and women’s professional golf tours.

Representing Mercantile Center:
Chip Norton, Franklion Realty Advisors
Michael Foss, Washington Capital Management

FOOD NEWS

We hope you are enjoying Fooda in The Vault. More exciting food options to come this Summer!

More Food News . . . Food Trucks Are Returning to Mercantile Center!

Do you take the elevator? Keep a close eye on our Elevator Captivate Screens for daily Food Truck schedules!

We are currently rounding up Food Trucks for the Summer months. Stay tuned into our Newsletter for further information!

TENANT NEWS & EVENTS

Barton Associates Will Permanently Move Into Mercantile Center This June!

Leading national healthcare staffing company Barton Associates will officially move in to their new offices at 120 Front Street on the 4th floor later this month. Named a best place to work by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the company’s new location at Mercantile Center encompasses 14,200 square feet and is expected to office more than 130 employees.  “We’re excited to use our new location as an opportunity to further grow our Worcester presence,” said Jon Retchin, Barton’s director of talent acquisition. Mercantile Center co-developer Chip Norton agrees, and looks forward to welcoming Barton to its new home. Norton said, “Barton Associates truly adds to the growing vibrancy and vitality of our dynamic downtown."

YOGA NEWS

Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm: June 5, 12, 19 and 26 - JUNE SOLD OUT

More Yoga Classes Have Been Added . . . at Lunchtime!

Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm: June 6, 13, 20 and 27 - AVAILABLE NOW

Capacity of 30 Spots Available Each Week! 
 
Both Tuesday and Wednesday classes are catered to all skill levels. Bring your own mats, towels and water bottles for some Yoga Fun!
 
SIGN UP HERE!
This is open to tenants of the property ONLY
Please direct any questions regarding the above portal to michelle@refranklin.com.

Summer Schedule Coming Soon!
Continue to check the above 'Sign Up Portal' for newly added classes and weekly availabilities!

Sign Up Today For FREE CPR Training

Wednesday, June 20
On Wednesday, June 20th, 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 20 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 (Lobby - Plaza side - across from Lucien's), 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  www.heart.org/cpr
 
SIGN UP HERE!
This is open to tenants of the property ONLY
Please direct any questions regarding the above portal to michelle@refranklin.com.

WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK!

As valued tenants, we are interested in your feedback regarding the experience you've had at Mercantile Center, as well as any suggestions towards activities and programs you would be interested in seeing more of.

Please feel free to send any Suggestions or Inquiries to michelle@refranklin.com

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Look Who's Back In Town!

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Grady is officially open at their newest location on 145 Front Street in Worcester. 
The Elizabeth Grady Company has been in business since 1975 when they opened their first shop on Newbury Street in Boston; today there are 28 locations in New England. The Elizabeth Grady Company specializes in European skincare and has an entire exclusive European skin care line.
 
The Worcester Elizabeth Grady will be open 6 days per week with hopes to eventually open on Sundays. The staff is extremely talented and capable and many of the associates have been working with Elizabeth Grady for 10+ years. 

It has been many years since Elizabeth Grady has had a shop in Worcester (former Worcester locations were Park Avenue and the Worcester Center Galleria). Owners Kristi Rucci & Patricia Altomare are extremely excited to be back and part of the revitalization project in downtown Worcester.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 10am to 7pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10am to 8pm
Friday – 10am to 7pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – closed
 
Contact: 508-865-8080

Find and LIKE on Facebook at Elizabeth Grady – Worcester to be the first to hear about specials, new products and services and cutting edge industry news.

SAVE THE DATE

 
More Events at Mercantile Center!

United Way Women's Initiative

Tuesday, June 12
Click HERE to Register Today!

The Power in Women’s Purses
 
June 12 Power of the Purse event will fund programs to empower young girls

Women’s purses carry more than half of the private wealth in the United States. And today, more and more women are using their wealth and influence to create better communities across the nation.
 
Here in Central Massachusetts, the 1,000 members of Women’s Initiative—a program of the United Way of Central Massachusetts—are helping push this wave of transformative change, supporting programs designed to empower and help keep young girls safe.
 
On Tuesday, June 12, the Women’s Initiative will hold its first ever Power of the Purse fund-raising event, a fun night of camaraderie with an important purpose—to fund programs that reduce violence against young girls and women.
 
Honorary co-chairs for this event are Massachusetts Senate President Harriette Chandler, and Rep. Hannah Kane (11th Worcester District).
 
Putting the Power of the Purse to work
The Power of the Purse will feature a silent auction of beautiful designer purses. Every dollar raised will help fund Women’s Initiative programs aimed at ending violence against girls and promoting women’s leadership in Central Massachusetts and beyond.
 
Power of the Purse tickets available online
The Power of the Purse will take place Tuesday, June 12, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at Mercantile Center, 100 Front Street Worcester. In addition to the silent fund-raising auction, the Power of the Purse will feature live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Tickets ($50) for Power of the Purse are available on the United Way of Central Massachusetts website.
 
You can also support the Women’s Initiative Power of the Purse event by donating a new purse, or by purchasing a sponsorship in this exciting event.

SPORTS

Calling all fans of the Worcester Bravehearts!

The Worcester Bravehearts began play on Wednesday, May 30th for their Home Opener versus the Nashua Silver Knights at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field. Attendee's enjoyed some good baseball and post-game fireworks with family and friends!
 
Single-game tickets are available HERE!

Fun Facts About Worcester!

Did You Know. . .

Due to its location in Central MassachusettsWorcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine's Day card was invented in the city.
 

Famous Friends of Worcester

Retired NBA player, Tom Heinsohn played basketball at College of the Holy Cross and remains their all-time leading scorer with 1,789 points?! He has been associated with the Boston Celtics for six decades as a player, coach and broadcaster. He played for the Celtics from 1956 to 1965, coached the team from 1969 to 1978, and also helped form the NBA Players Association

Tom Heinsohn has been granted Hall of Fame status for his contributions as a player on the Celtics. He has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame for his success as a head coach.
Heinsohn is the only person to have the distinction of being involved in an official team capacity in each of the Celtics' 17 championships, as well as each of their 21 NBA Finals appearances. He is currently the color commentator on the Celtics' television broadcasts on NBC Sports Boston.
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Heinsohn at the 2008 championship parade for the Boston Celtics.

Upcoming Area Events


 
Walk to Cure Arthritis - June 3, 2018 Location: Quinsigamond State Park

Nationwide for 70 years, in one community after another, the Arthritis Foundation has taken colossal steps to conquer this crippling disease. Our Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world, celebrating arthritis warriors, raising funds for research, resources and a cure. Much more than just a walk event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself. 
 
Click HERE for more information.

Taste of Shrewsbury Street
June 19, 2018 - 5pm-9pm

The Taste of Shrewsbury Street is an evening of amazing food, live entertainment, and block parties. Over 40 local eateries from Worcester's "Restaurant Row" will be giving out samples of some of their signature dishes while live music and local vendors line the street. Don't miss one of the biggest parties of the year!

Click HERE for more information.

Tough Mudder Boston 2018
For the first time ever, Tough Mudder is coming to Central Massachusetts!!!  On June 23-24, Tough Mudder will be at 508 International in Charlton!!!
 
Please click on the following link for registration/schedule information: TOUGH MUDDER
For a full list of City events this month, click here.
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