Here's what everyone's talking about.

From the purchase of the well-known building, to the unveiling of the inspired plans for a mixed-use campus, hear what everyone is saying about the iconic plans.

Women of Fire

About a dozen Lowell girls, ages 12-14, are about to get an education in real estate. They’ll learn about leasing, engineering, construction, branding and marketing – all the fundamentals, from a building’s concept to completion. >> read full article.

Saturday Chat: There is more to Lowell than one project

LOWELL -- While the city is pretty split over the location of a new high school with a price tag of more than $300 million, many of us have kind of lost track of all the development going on in the city. >> read full article.

Thorndike Exchange Experience Center Opens

The Lupoli Companies celebrated the opening of its Thorndike Exchange Experience Center, located at 17 Shattuck Street in Lowell, on Wednesday with a gathering of local officials, business owners and others. >> read full article.

Hamilton Canal District needs updated vision

Winn Development's announcement that it's withdrawing as the master developer of the Hamilton Canal District shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. >> read full article.

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Lowell restaurant owner bullish on downtown's future

Athenian Corner Restaurant owner Teddy Panos isn't just saying he's bullish on the future of the downtown -- he's about to prove it. >> read full article.

Sal Lupoli Sets Sights on Restoring Another Mill Building

A decade after Salvatore Lupoli imagined the transformation of 1.4 million square feet of abandoned mill space at the edge of the Merrimack River in Lawrence, Mass., into an office and retail center, the chief executive of Sal’s Pizza, is poised for the next phase. >> read full article.

Lupoli Unveils Iconic Plans for Thorndike St. Mill in Lowell

A long-dilapidated mill at a major gateway to the city would become an iconic building with dozens of new apartments and several restaurants, developer Sal Lupoli told the Planning Board Monday in the first look the public got at the project. >> read full article

VIDEO: Demolition of damaged smoke stack

Watch video footage of the iconic Hood smoke stack is taken down due to damage and safety concerns. >> watch on YouTube


Lowell Board Grants Conditional OK on Thorndike Exchange

A major mixed-use development at the long underutilized mill building next to the Gallagher Terminal was approved by the Planning Board Wednesday, passing a key hurdle.

Businessman Sal Lupoli, the property owner, said he plans to move quickly, opening 42 residential units within nine months. >> read full article


Lupoli Development opens the Experience Center for Thorndike Exchange

Lowell, MA Lupoli Development has opened the Experience Center for Thorndike Exchange, an innovative leasing center and community outreach location, created in collaboration with Boston Interiors. >> read full article.

Outreach center for Lowell's Thorndike Exchange opens

LOWELL -- The Experience Center for Thorndike Exchange officially opened Monday, according to an announcement from Lupoli Development. The leasing center and community outreach site was created in collaboration with Boston Interiors.  >> read full article.

Lowell TOD Opens Downtown ‘Experience Center’

Lawrence-based developer Lupoli Cos. has teamed up with Boston Interiors and digital studio Neoscape as it markets its conversion of the former Thorndike Street mill into a 152-unit mixed-use complex. >> read full article.


Saturday Chat - Healthy debate fosters the best decision

What is happening is very healthy for a city that never quits, a city that for decades has been driven to be the best it can be.  >> read full article.

Developer to Meet with Lowell Board to Get Ball Rolling on Thorndike Street Project

The public will get its first chance Monday to hear details for plans for the former Comfort Bedding and Furniture site on Thorndike Street, two years after the property changed hands and hopes for a rebirth began. >> read full article. 

Lowell planners find comfort in sale of dilapidated mill site to lupoli companies

The long underutilized Comfort Bedding and Furnature mill building on Thorndike Street is now under the ownership of Sal Lupoli, whose company took a dilapidated mill complex in Lawrence and has turned it into more than a million square feet of mixed-use space. >> read full article

Lowell Mill Developer Offers tenants help

Developer Sal Lupoli is hoping city regulators fast-track his Thorndike Exchange mill- renovation project so he can offer housing to dozens of residents facing eviction from Perkins Place apartments, which was purchased by UMass Lowell in June for student housing. >> read full article

Key city board approves Thorndike Exchange project

The Historic Board unanimously approved Sal Lupoli's Thorndike Exchange project Monday night, noting that as designed the $50 million development preserves the city's architectural heritage with contemporary design more often found in major urban centers. >> read full article




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