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Anonymous said…
Topgolf just announced today that Canton MA is getting a location too. Imagine if Worcester got one across from Polar Park? That would be a huge success
Anonymous said…
I bet it would be constructed faster than the housing units under construction across the street. It does not look like they are finished framing the building yet. When are these apartments suppose to be completed?
Anonymous said…
Hope to see United Airlines at Worcester Airport some day.
Anonymous said…
Read an article on the telegram about polar park and local businesses. Seems like Polar Park as of right now is hurting more businesses than helping them. Buck’s is closing for good, smokestack urban BBQ is closing for good, compass tavern was closed and sold to the owner of the railers, Maddi’s is closing for good, just so many restaurants in the Canal District closing and Polar Park can be to blame. Free parking is gone, you now can’t park in front of the restaurant and go in anymore, it’s sad. It’s so nice to go on Shrewsbury street and park in front of the boulevard diner or park at funky Murphys or wonder bar and just be able to walk in and not have to pay to park or walk a half mile to the restaurant you want to go too I think one of the business owners of one of those restaurants described it best “I’m not going to say Polar Park hurt businesses, but it didn’t help businesses.” Some owners also mentioned that restaurants don’t see any benefits after the games because of all the places in polar park have food and families and spectators already ate while inside the ballpark. Bars see plenty of it but not restaurants themselves.

I think this is why when you look at the DCU center or Fitton Field for example, they might have one or two places from outside the ballpark come in during games (I know pre covid chick fil a had a food stand in the DCU center for railers games, unsure if they still do). Fitton field mainly has it with their ice cream and Jeremiah’s but that’s it. The reason 90%+ of stadiums have only 1 or 2 local food stands in it is because it benefits the restaurants outside the ballpark because people are more likely to go there. UNO’s is packed most night there’s a railers game or an event at the DCU center before the event starts. When you are doing something like Polar Park, it’s great for the ones that are inside the stadium, but outside it sucks. Now if let’s say the Bravehearts followed that model at Fitton field that the Woosox have and polar park had its own food w no local businesses in it like the Bravehearts do (yes I know the Bravehearts have creedon and co) would that work? Yes, because Fitton field has very little restaurants around it so if they brought in local places to sell food in the ballpark then it works and doesn’t have a downfall on any place around the college.

Also, Worcester business journal did a poll: How important is it to you that the polar park baseball stadium pays for itself? 67% of people said it’s extremely important. Here’s the link to the poll: https://www.wbjournal.com/polls/how-important-is-it-to-you-that-the-polar-park-baseball-stadium-pays-for-itself

At least with our airport, officials have shown that they are targeting for more service to come to the airport once the runway rehab is completed (which is still good because it’s better to wait now and let the work be done close to on time. Only thing that worries me is Polito was huge on making sure Worcester airport had flights and was successful, I’m hoping it’s the same case when Healy takes over w her LT. Governor
Anonymous said…
Having Murray and then Polito as LG was huge for Worcester Cointy

Expect us to return to the big ignore from the attention suck from Boston. At least until it’s time for the next election.

Looks like the only attention we are getting from Boston are investigations. Like that’s going to help.
Anonymous said…
I just returned from a business trip. BOS to LAS. Every flight completely full. Airports are packed

I couldn’t even get a direct flight back. I had to fly to LAX and then back East to BOS.

Woo could easily carry more flights. There is a need assuming that airlines haventhe staff
Rusty said…
JetBlue as voiced their intent to expand @ ORH. Currently they don’t have the staff to do so. Pilot & Flight Attendant shortage is still very real. I imagine this goes for other airlines as well. ORH is on a good track. The millions & millions invested by Massport shows clear intent at making ORH at least profitable for Massport. Massport wouldn’t be investing all this money Willy nilly (money that could be used at Logan or Hanscom) if they didn’t see a clear need for it; I.E. increased activity. All the improvements their making only benefit airlines. People just need to be patient. Expansions don’t happen every year. Service only came back 1 year ago. Give it a few years, maybe 5, things will pick up at the airport I believe. Busy airports arnt built overnight. These things take a decade or more to fully flesh out.

P.S. a lot of people forget Southwest was on the cusp on expanding into ORH & JetBlue was about to announce additional routes RIGHT when COVID hit (early early 2020) but both of these things fell Thru due to it tanking the aviation business.
Anonymous said…
^^ to add onto Rusty’s comment. If you watch interviews from the million passenger on the news, they do hint a little bit at expanding the airport with more flights but not until the runway and other work is rehabilitated next year. Just need to have patience and hope no airlines we have now pull out flights although I would not be upset if Delta changed to Atlanta or American to DCA or Charolette
Anonymous said…
Why is the Holy Cross football team flying to Boston instead of Worcester? We need to make sure that the students at Worcester's 8 universities know about ORH!!!


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