Dept. of Transitional Assistance Moving into Former Big Y Space

by | Nov 21, 2019 | Headlines, Business, Health, News

WORCESTER – For the first time in nearly a decade, there will be a tenant in the former home of the Big Y World Class Supermarket at the Southwest Cutoff Plaza in Worcester.

According to a report from Worcester News Tonight [WNT], the Department of Transitional Assistance [DTA] office will be leaving its current location on Sudbury St. in downtown Worcester and will be moving into the vacant grocery store. 

The store has been empty since Big Y closed in 2011 after nearly 20 years in business. 


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The DTA provides low-income individuals and families with direct economic assistance, food assistance and workforce training opportunities. 

The DTA office in Worcester is responsible for managing and monitoring the delivery of these services throughout the city.

The work being done inside the old supermarket appears to be dividing the space to hold additional tenants. 

For the past few years, the indoor trampoline park FunZ has been advertised as “coming soon” to that location but there’s been no indication of any work being done to build the park out.

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