Worcester wants struggling artists

WorcesterApts Despite the bad economy, Worcester is apparently proceeding apace in its bid to become a magnet for the creative class (or, in Michigan lingo, a cool city). The Daily Worcesteria notes that the renovated Hadley-Burwick Building on Main Street, once a furniture store, is now advertising for tenants on craigslist. The ad makes a pitch for "artists, creative types, entrepreneurs" and touts the "cool, loft feel" of the rent-controlled apartments. Not much mention of nearby amenities (it's 15-minute walk to the commuter rail), but urban pioneers can't limit themselves to Whole Food neighborhoods.