The Printers Building: Where Creativity and Community Are Boundless
A sense of pride for Worcester’s unique structures and historical buildings is what bonds many people in the Heart of the Commonwealth, and the Printers Building is no exception. This nearly 100-year-old Downtown Worcester mainstay—the former home of several printing companies, from where it gets its name—now hosts some of the most creatively driven local businesses, from art galleries and musical masterminds to incubator hubs and makerspaces.  
“[The Printers Building] is an explosion of culture, creativity, and discovery of new things,” relays Julian Wade, president of Davis Publications, the Davis and Wade family-owned art education publishing company that set up The Printers Building Trust, which acts as sole owner of the building. Together, the two have breathed new life into the space.
“The building is very personal to me, to my family,” he points out. “I have deep, fundamental memories of coming to visit my father, my grandfather. The creaks of the floor, the smells of the elevator… Even when it wasn’t in the best shape, it was always something that the family took pride in. And as you get to meet people in the community, they talk about their own memories. They walk into the building now and they have a lot of pride for what they did here, who they worked for, their individual experiences.” 
Julian says the building’s tenants—from Crocodile River Music to Technocopia—have wholeheartedly created a sense of togetherness as each has joined the inner workings of the place. The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), for which Julian serves on the board, established its office on the fifth floor following the building’s $10,000,000 rehab, which spanned from 2014 to 2019.

“We’re grateful every day to work in such an exciting space, with its beautiful views of Downtown and proximity to everything,” says BID Executive Director Evelyn Darling. “That it’s an adaptive re-use of a historic building is an additional plus.”

New Tenant on Tap 

Today, the folks at the Printers Building are proud to relay that the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts will move into the space in 2023. SEACMA is a local organization that supports Southeast Asian immigrants, refugees, and long-term residents in overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers, integrating into mainstream society, and becoming self-sustainable contributors in economic, social, and civic life. 

Image Credit (2): Printers Building Trust
The Hanover Theatre Holiday Shows
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts lights up the stage this season, bringing holiday hoopla to Downtown Worcester with a stunning live entertainment schedule. The ever beautiful Nutcracker will grace the stage, as well as a mash-up version of the classic via The Hip Hop Nutcracker. A pop culture mainstay, Postmodern Jukebox, brings down the house with musical favorites, while Worcesters beloved version of A Christmas Carol complements the Boston Pops Holiday Tour. Global sounds also come to life with We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas and Pavlo in Concert — "The Santorini Tour." 
A Warm Welcome to Incoming District Ventures
Employee-owned Paragus I.T., which has been providing I.T. support to small and medium-sized businesses in Western Massachusetts for more than 10 years, acquired Worcester-based Comportz Technologies in 2021 as part of the company’s expansion into Central Massachusetts. Since then, Paragus has opened an office at 1 Mercantile Street, hired 15 new Worcester-based employees, and hosted a sold-out Firehouse Cookoff at Polar Park to raise $13,000 for the Worcester 6K. 
Xceedance, a global B2B provider of strategic operations, technology, and data services to insurance organizations, officially opens its global headquarters at 1 Mercantile Street. 
Worcester Regional Food Hub has opened its new Market Place at Worcester Plaza, lovingly known as The Glass Tower, allowing a rotating slew of chefs to feature their creations, and offering an outlet to highlight globally inspired and seasonal tastes.

The Main Street location will also serve as the gathering spot for the BID's November community meeting, an exciting opportunity for attendees to check out the new space.
In an exciting update, Worcester Beer Garden will now remain open year-round, serving 365 days of hops, and is also rolling out Sunday brunch. (Think: scratch made chicken and waffles, classic eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise, and more.) The WBG will continue to feature its classic attractions, like Wednesday’s musical bingo, Thursday’s DJ nights, and live music throughout the weekend.  
Two businesses have settled into 8 Norwich Street: Joffrey Smith Financial Group, a trusted group of local advisors, and Concordia Exchange, an insurtech company that partners with insurance brokers of organizations with 50+ employees who want to reduce their employee group insurance costs.
Worcester County Sheriff’s Department’s Worcester Community Justice Support Center and Regional Reentry Center recently relocated to a renovated bank space at 365 Main Street. 
Two district law firms move into Worcester's tallest building: Murphy & Rudolf as well as Duddy, Goodwin & Pollard. Murphy & Rudolf are pros in criminal law, family law, and civil litigation, while Duddy, Goodwin & Pollard specialize in personal injury, labor law, and employment disputes.
Upcoming Events to Have on Your Radar

Disney on Ice’s “Frozen” & “Encanto” grace the DCU Center October 27 through October 30, immersing guests in a world of magical tundras and mystical family affairs.

Humor is the spice of life with New York native and “The King of Queens” star Kevin James at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for Performing Arts on November 11.
More Local Events

Mechanics Hall 
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts 
Get the Led Out | November 10 
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts 
Worcester Public Library 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra | November 26
The DCU Center

Find further details and a complete list of events here.
New Team Member Announcement
The Downtown Worcester BID is pleased to introduce Lisa Malo, our new Marketing Manager, who will oversee all aspects of our marketing and PR efforts. Lisa is a skilled leader with a history of supporting creative, marketing, and communications in-house and agency-side in several industries—well-versed in franchising, tech, banking, automotive, arts and entertainment, and more. She was also born and raised in Worcester! We’re thrilled about this addition to the team. 
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