1. There’s a Developing Story in Palmer

    There’s a Developing Story in Palmer

    Three years ago, when Ryan McNutt took the job as Palmer’s town manager, he observed that, when people entered town from Mass Pike exit 8 (now exit 63), they encountered a Big Y World Class Market, a McDonald’s, a couple of other businesses, and lots of empty parcels all around them on Thorndike Street. “You don’t typically see this near a turnpike exit; it’s usually built out with commercial real estate,” he said, adding that town residents — and those passing through — may soon see the landscape change in a meaningful way.

     

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    1. Instead of getting off the pike and just driving through, there are going to be lots of opportunities for people to stop and spend money in Palmer.
    2. We've always seen interest in development of the hill.
    3. Big Y is a great company, and they are a great partner, but residents would like to have some other options.
    4. In the New England area, there's really nothing like this.
    5. The state said it will use some of their infrastructure funding to fully replace the Church Street bridge, but that could take up to five years.
    6. I feel like we're finally getting to the point where Palmer is going to see lots of great things happening that residents and visitors will be able to enjoy.
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