Because what Worcester desperately needed was another big box retailer — and in the Lincoln Street area, which has far too few big box stores. As a bonus, Worcester gets a chain retailer who feels the need to build yet another structure when we have all sorts of vacant retail buildings in need of a new renter/owner. Woo-hoo!
Mark your calendar and try to contain your excitement.
[Aside — the Best Buy at the Greendale Mall has received a reprieve, lest you were worried about losing a big box store!]