The Globe reports on the new restaurant going into the complex rising on Pier 4.
Anthony's Pier 4
John Gage watched the last bits of Anthony's Pier 4 being torn down today. It's making way for a park to go with a luxury residential tower, of course.
The Boston Business Journal reports on Tishman Speyer's new look for the proposed office and residential buildings it wants to put on Pier 4. The actual old Anthony's building will be replaced with a park. The company purchased the property from another developer, who had BRA approval for its own plans, last December.
Jesse Haley spotted part of the old Anthony's Pier 4 floating on a barge in the Mystic River between Everett and Charlestown this morning. Anybody know what it was doing there?
Already, the old locomotive that used to be parked out front is gone. Somewhere, no doubt, Anthony is escorting Liz to her table overlooking the water.
Top photo copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
The Herald reports the developers of the mixed-use project now going in between the ICA and the World Trade Center figure it could be a couple years before they get around to demolishing the old restaurant, so why not see if somebody would be interested in running another restaurant there in the interim?
The Globe reports construction's set to begin next spring on a 21-story residential and retail building on Pier 4. The restaurant named for the pier and founder Anthony Athanas is slated to eventually be torn down, its land turned into a waterfront part; developers say the restaurant may be moved into another building slated for a later part of the pier project.
Oh, right, because the restaurant owes Boston $822,000 in back property taxes, making it the largest delinquent on the books. Regan says it was a simple "bookkeeping issue," won't happen again and the bill will be paid in full by the end of the week.
According to the city assessor's office, the restaurant is supposed to be paying roughly $550,000 a year in property taxes, which would seem to indicate the "bookkeeping issue" has been going on for more than a year now (interesting side fact: The city values the actual restaurant at only $212,000, but the land it sits on - and its parking lot - at $24.3 million).
A few months ago, we were driving along the South Boston waterfront on the way home, when we decided to try dinner at Anthony's Pier 4. The kidlet fell in love with the thing - from the view to the popovers to the general ambiance - and she decided she wanted to go out for her birthday dinner there.