The excitement about the possibility of a movie theater
coming to town is palpable.
The traffic study done a few years ago show that the added traffic can be handled by Route 20, and the Plaza itself. With traffic, comes more people, and people carry wallets. The stores at the Plaza will appreciate the new influx of wallets coming for movie, and maybe shooting over to Stop & Shop for something for dinner later in the day. Dinner before, or after the film at Applebee's or Uno's would be convenient, too.
A movie theater would attract folks from all over central Worcester County. The nearest movie complex is in Millbury. Eight screens will be on the small side, compared to Millbury's theater, but for us it would be fantastic, and will most definitely fill a void in the area.
Anytime a new bunch of people are drawn to an area they would not have otherwise been drawn to is always great for the community, and the businesses within that community. It gives us a chance to show off what we have to offer, and if we do it right, local businesses will be smiling a whole lot more.
Date night will be so much more convenient.