New buildings unlock opportunity at South Worcester Industrial Park

By Lisa Eckelbecker

Telegram & Gazette Staff

Posted April 14, 2018

WORCESTER – Take about 11 acres of land, buy much of the property, tear down decrepit buildings, give new construction a tax break and then resell available parcels to developers.

That’s the recipe the city of Worcester followed with the South Worcester Industrial Park over close to two decades, a swath of land wedged between Canterbury Street and railroad tracks. The land was once home to metal and machine manufacturers, a foundry and an auto salvage business.

Today, the park is home to a pie maker and a manufacturing equipment seller. Soon, a modern manufacturing building for small businesses or startups will rise on another parcel. All of the parcels bought and cleared by the city have been sold or have deals in place.

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Chacharone builds Table Talk Pies facility at South Worcester Industrial Park

New England Real Estate Journal

December 15, 2017

Worcester, MA Greater Worcester leadership and community members joined Table Talk Pies president and owner Harry Kokkinis recently to celebrate the opening of Table Talk Pies’ new 50,000 s/f manufacturing facility.

Table Talk Pies, Inc. known for its signature 4-inch snack pies is expanding with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in the South Worcester Industrial Park (SWIP), which has been vacant for 20 years. The new impressive facility will allow the company to increases production capacity to create over 4 million 4-inch pies per week and will add over 50 jobs to its current 300 full-time and seasonal staff.  Founded in 1924 by two Greek immigrants, the business has become one of the country’s leading pie companies with products sold in hundreds of supermarkets throughout the country. Since its start, the Worcester homegrown company has held a firm commitment to producing the highest quality pies while serving its local neighborhood.

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A new chapter for Table Talk Pies begins with the opening of second Worcester factory

Table Talk put $4M into new pie-making equipment

Worcester Business Journal

This interview was conducted and edited by WBJ Staff Writer Zachary Comeau.

Table Talk Pies, a nearly century-old pie manufacturer located on Washington Street, is opening a third location on Southgate Street in the South Worcester Industrial Park later this month. The 50,000-square-foot facility will allow for the production of four million snack pies per week. More than 50 jobs will be added in addition to the 300 full-time and seasonal employees at the company’s current 150,000-square-foot Washington Street location and another location in Shrewsbury. Harry Kokkinis, president of Table Talk Pies, sat down with the Worcester Business Journal to answer questions about the company’s long history in Worcester and the company’s exciting future.

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Table Talk Pies adding jobs, baking more pies

By Natasha Mascarenhas Globe Correspondent 

Four-inch snack pies are getting bigger — like 1 million more pies a week bigger.

Worcester-based Table Talk Pies is expanding its operations with Thursday’s official opening of a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, adding more than 50 jobs to its 300-person workforce.

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Table Talk Pies opening new plant

WORCESTER – When Harry Kokkinis cuts the ceremonial ribbon Thursday, signaling the opening of Table Talk Pies’ new state-of-the art plant on Southgate Street, he will be thinking of his father and grandfather.

“One of my biggest regrets is that they’re not here to see this,” Mr. Kokkinis, 65, the third-generation to run the company, said. “They worked so hard to build this company. To see the culmination of building a new plant solidifying the future of the company, I wish they could be here.”

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