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A vacant outlet mall, a derelict auto dealership, and a former porn theater are among sites for some 40 developments that may energize downtown Worcester.
A vacant outlet mall, a derelict auto dealership, and a former porn theater are among sites for some 40 developments that may energize downtown Worcester. (Photos By Wiqan Ang/For The Boston Globe) Photos By Wiqan Ang/For The Boston Globe

Worcester's $1 billion bet

Previous attempts at downtown urban renewal failed, but now a new development of condominiums, shops, and eateries hopes to fill in the city center

By Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / October 1, 2006

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WORCESTER -- The empty downtown of this worn-out city has seen noble efforts at revitalization fail before, but $1 billion in new investment may finally put to rest its reputation as a place resistant to change. (Full article: 1214 words)

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