Last week’s most popular, May 14-20

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles May 14-20

Mariano: It is time to start talking about and planning for the closing of more churches
Survival training: One woman’s story of perseverance
Free to read: On the road to big things, with singer Dezi Garcia
Sina-cism: Fighting what never was to create what never can be
Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Mandell: Closing the book on Jane Week in Worcester

 

Last week’s most popular, May 6-13

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles May 6-13

Contractor license suspended, Jay Pelletz still leaving customers in lurch
Altea’s Eatery offers brunch lovers an everyday entree to France
Mariano: A champion for women and girls
Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Inbox [May 7]: News and notes from Holy Cross, Dept. of Higher Education, Holy Name, St. Peter-Marian, Music Worcester, Worcester Public Schools
Boys & Girls Club has Worcester Police on the run

 

Last week’s most popular, April 30-May 6

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles April 30-May 6

Mariano: Local fathers offer advice for raising strong, independent daughters
For George’s Bakery, bread is where the heart is
When it’s parents vs. coaches, kids can’t win
Boys & Girls Club has Worcester Police on the run
To the editor: Pipelines under pressure in Massachusetts
Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street

Worcester Sun, May 10: Jay Pelletz continues to disappoint customers, legal marijuana delays + fighting for $15

All that and more in your Wednesday, May 10, Worcester Sun.

Last week’s most popular, April 23-29

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles April 23-29

Boys & Girls Club has Worcester Police on the run
Mariano: What happens if Trump gets impeached? Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Mandell: Five great ideas to nurture the Worcester Renaissance
Grafton’s Obi Melifonwu is ready for his NFL Draft moment
Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 157]: Jim McGovern’s imperfect storm

John Dervishian, Worcester’s ‘Barstool Poet’ pours out his soul

“At first, I wasn’t so sure about someone sitting at the bar and writing, but you get used to it,” said Sarah Cellucci, who works at a local watering hole. “I’ve never seen it before as a bartender.” Patrick Sargent bellies up for the full story behind a true city original.

Worcester Sun, May 3: State reps highlight Worcester budget earmarks, a pipeline plea in Grafton, top stories + more

It’s Wednesday and summer’s closing in — you know what that means: time for your midweek Sun treatment. So, apply the proper SPF, sit back and enjoy your Wednesday, May 3, Worcester Sun.

Last week’s most popular, April 16-22

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles April 16-22

Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Mariano: Democrats and Republicans can help residents of public housing by requiring work
Editorial footnote: An offer for Notre Dame
Cliff Rucker: On the Railers, reinvigorating downtown and defining success
Gardens and gargoyles: Dilapidated churches grow into urban farms
Mariano: Mayor Petty responds to PCB concerns with comprehensive plan

Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street

By taking the best of what Restaurant Row has to offer — including an iconic location — and adding the charm of an Italian coffee bar, a new, family-owned, cafe-style “grab-and-go” restaurant is aiming to attract a distinct Shrewsbury Street demographic:

Everyone.

Valentino’s Press and Pour, which plans to open in May at 154 Shrewsbury St. (the former long-time home of dessert and coffee bar Cafe Dolce), will feature a full bar and cafe, lottery, tobacco products, and a variety of to-go items including coffee, ready-made sandwiches and desserts.

“This street is still growing and there’s nothing that caters to the masses,” said Joe Stake, a partner who will manage the restaurant and tend bar. “You have to go to different places if you want different things. The street is very segmented.

“So we’re trying to offer all of it under one roof.”

Courtesy Valentino's

Valentino’s plans an upscale and upbeat vibe … with scratch tickets and Bloody Mary’s too.

Stake’s cousin, Luke DeWolfe, bought the building in 2015. He renovated the attached three-decker and originally planned only to be a landlord for the cafe space. Now he’s staring down a mid-May soft opening of his own restaurant, with a full-scale grand opening planned for some time in June.

Worcester Sun, April 19: Mariano on Petty’s PCBs response, Valentino’s vies for heart of Shrewsbury Street + more

It’s a jam-packed Wednesday, April 19, Worcester Sun. Get in there!