Bisnow reports the new owners plan to renovate the five stories of space into high-end retail under the name DTX 399, starting this summer.
In most parts of the city, it would be totally unremarkable: At 11:45 p.m. on May 24, a worker at a restaurant opened a rear door, went outside and tossed a garbage bag into a trash hopper. Read more.
I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.
John Duffill reports Boston firefighters responded to Macy's around 8:30 a.m. for a loading-dock fire. Firefighters knocked the fire down not long after, but then had to figure out how to keep the smoke that got into the basement from going up into the main part of the store.
Out for a walk before 6 this morning, Beth Wolfe found some company on Washington Street downtown - a turkey pondering whether to cross the road.
The Boston Preservation Alliance takes a look at the side streets between Tremont and Washington, which face danger from developers who just want to tear down buildings to put up bigger buildings - but which also has new development in the form of reuse (such as the Godfrey Hotel).
The Globe reports a pair of Chicago real-estate firms could be about to plonk down the big bucks for the perpetually unused former Barnes & Noble building on Washington Street. And at $65 million, you can bet they're not going to just open another bookstore there.
Thomas Farragher writes today about how exciting and new Downtown Crossing is now that all the rich people are moving in.
Police did not name the teen because of his age, but said he was arrested at 40 Veterans Ave. in Everett around 6:30 a.m. yesterday. He was charged with being delinquent for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.
Several times, at Winter Street and Winter Place, around 10:25 p.m.
Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.
There's a train turned stiff at Downtown Crossing that's gumming up the works on the Red Line.
The new bleacher-style platform atop the Franklin Street entrance to the Downtown Crossing T stop is coming in handy on a day like today, as Walk Boston noticed.
CFA Society Boston, which provides consulting for the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments, has these big ol' kiosk ads in Downtown Crossing and the Back Bay that sure seem to imply that the sort of people who manage millions of dollars in investments in Boston should stick to Boston consultants.
Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.
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