1. Chicopee expects $60M in investment with 2 hotels, US Tsubaki expansion, Mercedes-Benz dealership

    Chicopee expects $60M in investment with 2 hotels, US Tsubaki expansion, Mercedes-Benz dealership

    In the past year building permits were taken out for more than $31 million in projects in the city, leaving Mayor Richard J. Kos and city councilors celebrating groundbreaking and ribbon cuttings one after the other. It was announced that the closed Plantation Inn would be razed and replaced with a Mercedes Benz dealership off Burnett Road. And U.S. Tsubaki announced it would build a 100,000-square-foot addition to its plant on Lonczak Street. Although very different developments, both projects call for an investment of about $11.5 million and each will create a minimum of 35 jobs.

     

     

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    1. We really had a hat trick with Mercedes and U.S. Tsubaki and the hotels on Burnett Road on Memorial Drive.
    2. Sometimes the past is an indicator of the future.
    3. We are continuing to negotiate with Michelin to identify their portion and role in remediating this property.
    4. U.S. Tsubaki will be one of largest manufacturing expansions in the area.
    5. To be received so well by the mayor and his administration made a difference.
    6. We are trying as a city to encourage development, but it has to be the right development.
    7. We are trying as a city to encourage development, but it has to be the right development.
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