Table Talk Pies donates 10,000th pie to UMass Memorial Health Care as part Hometown Heroes campaign:

For more than two months, every Thursday meant an opportunity to grab free pies for first responders and health care workers within Worcester.

Table Talk Pies launched its Drive By Pie program at its pie store in April. Individuals on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic could stop by the pie store and receive a free pie or take a box full for their colleagues.

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Table Talk Pies giving away free pies today to Worcester’s health care providers, first responders (Mass Live)

Worcester County’s health care providers and first responders can grab a free pie Thursday at the Table Talk Pie Store on Green Street.

As part of the company’s Drive By Pie Donation program, free pies will be available from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 143 Green St. Healthcare providers and first responders in the area can stop by and grab a single pie or an entire case for their colleagues.

Table Talk Pies said the pie donations are a way to thank Worcester County’s health care provider and first responders as they combat the coronavirus pandemic. Officials in Worcester predict a surge of cases could arrive in the city around April 19.

Those who arrive at the Pie Store will be asked where they work and the number of pies they want. If a line forms, social distancing guidelines will be implemented.

“We are so grateful to the first responders and medical professionals who are caring for our community during this trying time,” said Kara Smith, Manager of Community Partnerships at Table Talk Pies. “We appreciate all of their sacrifices — big and small. So we wanted to provide this small thank you that we hope will bring a bit of joy to their day.”


Good deeds: On Thankful Thursday, a show of appreciation at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)

WORCESTER – Businesses and residents are acknowledging the staff at St. Vincent Hospital for its work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, medical workers received food donations from Godiva, Table Talk Pies, Wicked Good Cookies and Lakeside Bar & Grill, among other merchants.

Staffers showed their appreciation on social media during Thankful Thursday, writing: “We are thankful for the support from our community.”

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Table Talk Pies celebrates Pi Day 2020 with Studio10 on WJAR-NBC10 Providence

Math = Pie!!! It doesn’t have to be 3.14 to enjoy a Table Talk Pie but National Pie Day is a perfect reason to indulge!

This 3rd generation family have been making fresh baked pies since 1924 and have no plans on slowing down. They are always in the community making life just a litter sweeter!

Back in the early 2000s they partnered up with a handful of schools to donate pies in honor of education on 3.14 and today they supply over 170 schools including over a dozen in Providence with Pies as a way to support education and show gratitude to our educators.

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NBC10 Providence (Studio 10), Table Talk Pies, 3.13.20

Worcester Making Strides Towards Redevelopment And Building Polar Park (CBS Boston)

WORCESTER (CBS) — A big bang in Worcester marked a new milestone on the way to Polar Park and the revitalization of an important area of the city. Workers have begun demolishing the last building standing on the property that will become the new home of the Woo Sox, and right next door, a longtime Worcester institution is moving to a new home, clearing the way for more development in Kelley Square.

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Table Talk leaving Kelley Square for $22-million Main South facility (Worcester Business Journal)

Table Talk Pies Inc., the third generation dessert manufacturer, plans to leave its Kelley Square location and build a $22-million facility at the former Crompton & Knowles campus in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, the company said Thursday.

In collaboration with Chacharone Properties, the Worcester real estate management company, the 95-year-old pie company  will move its operation to an 8-acre site. Plans call for hiring 50 more employees, bringing its total to 180 at the new facility. Table Talk proposed a 120,000-square-foot plant that would include production space, a warehouse, and offices.

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Table Talk Pies to build a new 120,000-SF bakery in Worcester (Boston Real Estate Times)

WORCESTER, MA – Table Talk Pies, Inc. plans to build a new state-of-the-art, energy efficient 120,000 + square foot bakery to produce dessert pies within the former Crompton & Knowles Complex in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood.

Partnering with Chacharone Properties, the 95-year old Worcester company will move its Kelley Square bakery on Washington Street to an underdeveloped plot of land in a revitalized area of the City.

“My father and his partner—two Greek immigrants—moved to Worcester and started Table Talk here because it was a city where they could build a life for their families and a business,” said Mary T. Cocaine, Table Talk Pies, majority shareholder. “I am proud that over 95 years later, Worcester is still a city that the company calls home and the Table Talk family can continue to grow.”

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Table Talk Pies HQ to leave Kelley Square (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)

WORCESTER – Table Talk Pies plans to move its headquarters from Kelley Square to the South Worcester Industrial Park area, the city and the company announced Thursday.

The iconic bakery and longtime Kelley Square mainstay has been shopping around for a new home, and in partnership with Chaharone Properties has proposed a new 120,000-square foot production headquarters at six contiguous parcels in the industrial park area on the former Crompton & Knowles factory complex near the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester.

“Staying in Worcester was very important to us,” Table Talk President Harry Kokkinis said Thursday afternoon. “Worcester has been an important part of our success.”

As part of the move, the company is filing an application for certified project designation that will allow the project to take advantage of tax increment financing. According to Michael E. Traynor, the city’s chief development officer, the proposed term of the TIF is 20 years at an average exemption of 60%. The proposed project is expected to increase the total assessed value of the Gardner Street property from $1.3 million to $10 million. The estimated savings over the life of the TIF is approximately $4.6 million; at the same time, the city will receive an estimated $4.4 million in tax revenue, Traynor explained in a communication to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr.

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