While a pair of prominent city businessmen solidify plans to bring commerce, jobs and tax revenue to the long-dormant South Worcester Industrial Park, a former potential suitor for its largest parcel said the city’s asking price was too high and now he is considering a sublease agreement there with a new tenant.
“I’ve looked at a lot of places in Worcester, and the prices they were asking even for a little hole in the wall were ridiculous,” said Rafael Mayor, owner of Universal Wind Power, in a phone interview May 23.
“We’re in discussions with someone there to sublease, or even buy, a part of it, so we can still have a place for operations and a yard for trucks,” Mayor said. The startup, now based on Southbridge Street in Auburn, plans to manufacture wind turbines for the electric power and water pump industries, according to its website.
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