Worcester Business Journal
November 2020

Worcester nonprofit Seven Hills Foundation has signed a lease to occupy an office on Gold Star Boulevard to bring three of its affiliates under a single roof.

The building at 135 Gold Star Blvd. has been vacant since Reliant Medical Group, a tenant since the late 1980s, left about two years ago. It has since been renovated, and will now host Seven Hills Foundation behavioral health and other programs, the Worcester real estate firm Kelleher & Sadowsky said Thursday.

The 25,000-square-foot second floor space suite of offices of the building will enable Seven Hills to integrate three of its affiliates — Family Services of Central Massachusetts, You Inc., and Children’s Friend — under one roof.

Reliant Medical Group left the site during a reshuffling of medical office locations in and around Worcester. Today, Reliant has a site at a former Habitat for Humanity site at 50 Gold Star Blvd. and a larger space next to the Greendale Mall at 5 Neponset St.

Kelleher & Sadowsky’s John L. McKinley and Paul A. Matt represented the lessee, Seven Hills Foundation. William D. Kelleher IV and Brian A. Johnson represented K & L Realty, the lessor.

The 57,000-square-foot building was bought in 2019 for nearly $2.6 million by the same entity that already owned the site’s parking lot: K+L Worcester LLC, registered to Worcester businessman George Tonna. Tonna bought the parking lot in 2011 for $200,000. Combined, the site totals five acres and was last assessed by the City of Worcester at more than $4.5 million.

The building was originally built for Sawyer Lumber in the 1950s.

By Grant Welker