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Mercantile Center's Management Office Has Moved Floors!

Mercantile Center's Management Office has relocated to the 2nd floor (Suite C207) of 100 Front Street, adjacent to the parking garage footbridge. Stop in any time to say hello!

In addition, you may notice various newly updated signage in the 100 and 120 Front Street lobbies as well.

Mercantile Center's Chip Norton Bikes the
2020 Virtual Pan Mass Challenge!

Chip Norton (Left) and Dennis Foley, who Chip has ridden with for over 10 years.
Chip Norton, Managing Director of Mercantile Center, has been a participant of the Pan Mass Challenge (from Sturbridge to Provincetown) 12 times to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Recently, Chip participated in the Virtual Pan Mass Challenge, which covers more than 190 miles over two days. In his 12 years participating in the Pan Mass Challenge, Chip has raised nearly $100,000!

Mercantile Center Supporting #RedAlertRESTART

Mercantile Center was a proud participant in the effort to support #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART and #ExtendPUA.
We Make Events North America - a coalition of live events workers, businesses, unions, and trade bodies - participated in #RedAlertDay recently, lighting venues, homes, and cities in red across North America to raise awareness in support of the events industry.

The movement #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART and #ExtendPUA represent a major call to action, imploring the US Congress to pass the RESTART Act (S.3814) as quickly as possible, offering economic relief to the Live Events Industry, which has be shuttered since March, putting millions of people out of work.

Additionally, the movement is to support in its efforts towards the continuation and extension of the Pandemic Unemployment Act to provide relief to those without work due to COVID-19.

Worcester Red Sox Pop-Up Shop at
Mercantile Center

Mercantile Center was happy to support the WooSox with a pop-up store on the plaza. We had a beautiful day and a great turnout. Thanks to all those who stopped by!

Area News

Polar Park Construction

With an amazing view from our 100 Front Street building, the Polar Park construction has come a long way since last summer. The first light tower went up in August! We can't wait to see the final product!

Broadway Hospitality Group's Restaurant at Mercantile Center to Open Next Spring!

Broadway Hospitality Group is targeting next spring for the opening of a two-story indoor/outdoor restaurant with rooftop bar adjacent to the Mercantile Center Garage. A $4.2 million purchase and construction financing agreement was established between Webster Five Bank and 2 Mercantile LLC, it was announced recently.

The restaurant industry has been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic – according to the National Restaurant Association, the industry could lose as much as $240 billion by year’s end – but that has not deterred the Broadway Hospitality Group, which is enthusiastic about the new downtown eatery and joining Worcester’s restaurant scene.

“Everything is going according to plan for us,” Stephen DeSousa, CEO of Broadway Hospitality Group, said Wednesday. “We haven’t pushed anything back. We continue to work on it behind the scenes. We’re hoping for an early spring opening if everything goes as planned. We’re looking to start constructing possibly in September-October, and we think it will be about a six-month project, right in time for spring, and hopefully (the pandemic) will be past us. We’re pretty positive that it will be and we’re moving forward.”

"Under the terms of the loan, Webster Five will provide the construction financing for the building core and shell and for the utility infrastructure with the tenant, Broadway Hospitality Group," said Charles “Chip” Norton, owner of 2 Mercantile LLC, in a recent statement.


SOURCE:  Jennifer Toland, Telegram & Gazette

The City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare Sponsored Free COVID-19 Testing

During the month of August, free walk-up testing for the COVID-19 virus was made available at two resource fairs in Worcester. One of which was conducted on the plaza behind City Hall, and the other was conducted at 19 Tacoma Street.

In an effort to simplify the experience for residents and the Worcester workforce, no appointments were necessary, and a free mask and hand sanitizer was provided with the tests.

The testing and resource fairs were part of the state's Stop the Spread Campaign, and was sponsored by the City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare COVID-19 Equity Task Force, including Worcester Interfaith.

Mercantile Center applauds the City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare for sponsoring FREE COVID-19 testing this summer.


Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 3:30pm
Sunday: Closed

6 Mercantile Street
(@ base of 100 Front Street)
Worcester, MA 01608

Remember, September is...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancers. Since 1949, they have invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research, advancing nearly all of today's most promising treatments.

Since the founding of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1.3 billion funding nearly all of today's most promising advances, and bringing us closer to cures.

Patient Support
Last year, LLS Information Specialists responded to nearly 20,000 inquiries from patients and caregivers, guiding them to LLS's wide array of education and support services.

Policy & Advocacy
LLS's nationwide grassroots network of more than 100,000 volunteers advocate for state and federal policies that benefit patients.



Please Be Mindful...

Mercantile Center is a smoke-free, e-cigarette-free, and vapor-free property.

We thank you for continuing to be considerate of our exterior "No Smoking" signs and building-wide policy.

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