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New Table Talk Bakery Breaks Ground

(l-r) Harry Kokkinis, president, Table Talk Pies; James Chacharone, founder and principal of Chacharone Properties; Robert Chacharone; Mayor Joseph Petty; Worcester councilor Candy Mero-Carlson; Edward M. Augustus Jr., Worcester city manager; and Peter Dunn, Worcester chief development officer of the executive office of Economic Development / Photo by Andrea Seward, Habakkuk Media Services

Worcester, MA – On Aug. 13, Table Talk Pies, Chacharone Properties, and the city of Worcester celebrated the groundbreaking of Table Talk’s new state-of-the-art bakery with a  gathering of employees and several Worcester city officials and dignitaries at the former Crompton & Knowles Complex in Worcester’s Main South. 

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. Plans are to build a new state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, 120,000+ sq. ft. bakery to produce dessert pies in the Main South neighborhood.

The architect is Gregory J. O’Connor Associates, Inc., and  Patrick Healy, P.E. of Thompson-Liston Associates, Inc. is the civil engineer.

Table Talk will lease the building from Chacharone Properties. The new facility will include food-grade office, production, and warehouse space. Chacharone plans to use high efficiency and environmentally-friendly construction materials that complement the designs of other updated buildings in the neighborhood. The goal is to have the entire project completed and ready to begin operations in June 2021.

The company’s retail store, The Pie Store, will remain in its current location at 153 Green St.