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UMass-Lowell buy to enliven city’s core

$19m hotel project is seen adding presence, business to downtown

Andrew Jacobson, owner of Lowell’s Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, is looking forward to increased business. Andrew Jacobson, owner of Lowell’s Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, is looking forward to increased business. (Bill Greene/ Globe Staff)
By Robert Gavin
Globe Staff / July 16, 2009

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LOWELL - When the Lowell Hilton opened in 1986, it crowned years of efforts by this old mill city to revive a dying downtown. Nearly a quarter century later, the 252-room hotel, now a Doubletree, is playing a new role in the evolution of Lowell’s urban core. (Full article: 1066 words)

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