Sun Commentary: Worcesternomics, Chapter 1

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We drove south out of Worcester on Route 146 the other day. Those who have lived in Worcester long enough know that the view used to be quite different. The land upon which sits a Wal-Mart, Olive Garden and Sam’s Club used to he home to American Wire & Cable Co.

At its peak, American Wire & Cable employed more than 3,000 people in three Worcester plants. The one in Quinsigamond Village was named the South Works. You probably are more familiar with its counterpart off Grove Street, the North Works.

We thought about the Quinsigamond Village land, past and present.


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