1. DevelopSpringfield begins demolition of River Inn to open the way for State Street redevelopment

    DevelopSpringfield begins demolition of River Inn to open the way for State Street redevelopment

    Kevin E. Kennedy, the city's chief development officer, said 29,000 cars pass by the soon-to-be vacant River Inn site at 700 State St. each day. Economic studies of the State Street Corridor have long identified the site as a prime retail or restaurant location, especially once redevelopment begins further east at the old Indian Motocycle site and the vacant Mason Square fire station, expected in 2014. Work also continues toward bringing a full-service grocery store to a larger vacant site nearby.

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    1. State Street redevelopment keeps moving step-by-step.
    2. This place held back the development of the entire neighborhood. It held people's lives back. It's good that it is going to be gone.
    3. That gives you a good two, two and half, acres to develop.
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