'We believe it will pay off': Gov. Charlie Baker delivers $2.5 million grant for Paramount Theater-Massasoit Block restoration in Springfield
Gov. Charlie Baker announced a $2.5 million state grant on Wednesday toward the planned $41 million restoration of the historic Paramount Theater and Massasoit Building on Main Street, citing the project as a "linchpin" for downtown revitalization. Baker, joined by Jay Ash, the state secretary of Housing and Economic Development, announced the state economic development grant inside the Paramount Theater foyer to the applause of city and state officials and local advocates.