During its hey-day in the early to mid-20th century, the Draper Corp. in Hopedale was the country’s leading manufacturer of power looms for the textile industry and employed more than 3,000 people. A centerpiece of the town’s history, the 80-acre...
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Worcester restaurant Shawarma Palace is moving from its Pleasant Street location and into a vacant restaurant space at 20 Franklin St., a building owned by the Worcester Business Development Corp., WBDC announced on Wednesday. Shawarma Palace origina...
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HOPEDALE — Nearly the entire former Draper factory complex in downtown Hopedale is now fated for demolition. “…. we determined that, as much as we would have liked to save it, and look for a re-purposing option, the severe deterioration an...
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After announcing in August that a quarter of the 1.8-million-square-foot Draper Mill in Hopedale would be demolished to make the site more amenable to new development, the owner of the historic centerpiece of the town said Tuesday the facility now wi...
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