Central Mass. By the Numbers

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The truck terminal on Goya Drive in Webster.
The truck terminal on Goya Drive in Webster.

$18.35M

The 78-door truck terminal at 30 Goya Drive in Webster sold for $18.35 million. The docking and truck maintenance facility on 20 acres was sold by the former owner, A. Duie Pyle Inc. to Old Dominion Freight Line. The 41,300-square-foot facility was on the leasing market before the buyer approached the seller with an offer to buy, according to James Glickman of Glickman Kovago & Jacobs, who facilitated the sale. As the property had not been in use since being put up for lease, the former owners "felt like it was the right time to sell," Glickman said. Old Dominion Freight Line, headquartered in North Carolina, has not announced plans for the property.

Gas prices in Worcester fell 2.7 cents in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded.
Gas prices in Worcester fell 2.7 cents in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded.

$3.38

Gas prices in Worcester fell 2.7 cents in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded. Gas prices in the city are 5.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and $1.38 per gallon higher than a year ago. Gas at the cheapest station in Worcester was priced $2.95 per gallon, while the most expensive was $3.73 per gallon, a difference of 78 cents, according to GasBuddy. In Massachusetts, the average gas price remained unchanged from last week's $3.40 per gallon. The lowest price in the state was $2.91, while the highest was $4.29, a difference of $1.38 per gallon. Nationally, the average price of gasoline has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.39 per gallon Monday.

Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk is among the flavors offered by Mrs. Moriconi's Ice Cream. The business is opening a new location on Pleasant Street sometime after Thanksgiving.
Black Raspberry Chocolate Chunk is among the flavors offered by Mrs. Moriconi's Ice Cream. The business is opening a new location on Pleasant Street sometime after Thanksgiving.

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Mrs. Moriconi’s Ice Cream, which is owned by Julia Moriconi, open in Tatnuck Square in Worcester with a pop-up event at 1116 Pleasant St. The location is Moriconi’s first brick and mortar. Only pints and quarts of ice cream and signature ice cream sandwiches (cookie waffle base) were sold at the pop-up, no scoops. The shop also opened for Small Business. The store’s official opening will take place sometime after Thanksgiving, according to Moriconi, whose business is in the same building as On the Rise Baking. Visit www.mrsmoriconis.com, or connect on social media for more updates. This ice cream maker offers 14 flavors that range from caramel candied pecan, cranberry, mojito with rum, cocoa bean, cinnamon and more.

October saw a decrease in sales for both single-family homes and condos on a year-over-year basis with prices still holding high.
October saw a decrease in sales for both single-family homes and condos on a year-over-year basis with prices still holding high.

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With summer sales over and real estate inventory shrinking, October saw a decrease in sales for both single-family homes and condos on a year-over-year basis with prices still holding high, according to the latest monthly report from The Warren Group. Worcester County saw a 19% drop in single-family home sales in October, with 781 homes sold last month and 965 sold in October 2020. However, the median sale price rose to $375,000 last month increasing by 10.3% compared to October 2020's median price of $340,000. This year, 7,247 homes were sold in the county through October at a median price of $373,000, a 2.1% increase in year-to-date sales and 15.5% increase in median price.

Greg Davagian, owner of Davagian Tree Farm in Sutton, gets a customer's Christmas tree ready for transport last week.
Greg Davagian, owner of Davagian Tree Farm in Sutton, gets a customer's Christmas tree ready for transport last week.

400

The phone was ringing off the hook at Davagian Tree Farm in Sutton. Customers are chomping at the bit to buy a fresh-cut Christmas tree and they want to know the exact moment they can swing by to do it. It all starts on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, when Davagian traditionally begins its tree-selling season. Last year, COVID-19 shut down many businesses and kept families cooped up in their homes. Cutting down a fresh tree to bring home and decorate was a godsend for those looking to engage in any activity to get their minds off the pandemic. That scene brought the customers out in droves. In just two weekends last year, Davagian sold his entire stock of trees – roughly 400 total, half of them fresh cut. The rest were precut.

This article originally appeared on Telegram & Gazette: Central Mass. By the Numbers

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