Downtown Crossing

By - 11/27/15 - 2:49 pm
New entrance for Orange Line on Franklin Street in downtown Boston

Our own Cybah grabbed this shot of the new Franklin Street entrance to the Orange Line going in next to Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:05 am

Clover has started converting the School Street burrito place into its latest eatery - and owner Ayr Muir says he's planning three other outlets in the city of Boston, to go along with its food trucks and restaurants in Cambridge. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 6:13 pm

Mr. Goodmorning reports the Frozen.Yo in the historic building on Washington Street next to the Chipotle in the other historic building on Washington Street has closed forever.yo.

By - 11/16/15 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report security guards at the Downtown Crossing Macy's who stopped an alleged shoplifter yesterday afternoon found he was also carrying a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special - and bags of marijuana. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 9:24 pm
By - 11/10/15 - 5:15 pm
Wage protesters by the Old State House in downtown Boston

Beth Gavin captured protesters demanding a $15 minimum hourly wage outside the Old State House this evening.

By - 11/9/15 - 3:07 pm

Xconomy takes a look at a Downtown Crossing company called Bolt, which offers money, advice and gizmo-building gear to build things you can actually touch, rather than software.

By - 11/9/15 - 12:05 pm

Downtown Crossing is getting a Forever 21 (where the Tello's used to be). Now if only we could get a Spencer Gifts.

By - 11/6/15 - 4:49 pm

Tweet Cheeks reports from the Back Bay City Sports: They've only marked stuff down 10%. Ditto at the Downtown Crossing outlet, MG reports. Savvy going-out-of-business-sales fans know the deep discounts don't start the first day - and even when they do, be wary, because liquidation pros sometimes mark stuff up first so they don't lose out that much when they mark it down.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Roche Bros. a packie license for its new Downtown Crossing store.

At a hearing yesterday, Roche Bros. President Gary Pfeil told the board that the chain held a number of focus groups with current downtown residents and workers and discovered that people enjoying life in the heart of the city have a different way of entertaining guests: They're more likely to have parties with cocktails and appetizers than sit-down dinners. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 3:58 pm
Salvation Army bell ringer in Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing bell ringer today. Photo by Craig Caplan.

It's barely the first week in November, and we already have a bell-ringer sighting.

MBTA North Station subway concourse about 3:40 pm.

Sure, the Army does some very good work. But do us all a favor and wait another six weeks before ringing your bells.

By - 11/1/15 - 4:51 pm

No, don't worry, it's not Vornado. Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) that Midwood Investment and Development, which has been sitting on the Payless building at Bromfield and Washington since at least 2008, will file plans with the BRA for a tower kitty-corner from the Millennium project.

H/t Steve Adams.

By - 10/29/15 - 6:03 pm

The new Roche Bros. in the old Filene's Basement goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to sell adult libations along with its prepared meals and groceries.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 10/23/15 - 8:40 am

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, which provides services for homeless youth, is suing a Chicago-based chain of tea shops, which it says simply abandoned the space it had agreed to rent in the non-profit group's downtown building. Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 4:44 pm
Car that hit woman and armored car in Downtown Crossing

Around 4:20 p.m. at Washington and Milk streets. The victim was taken away in bad shape. Craig Caplan, who took the photo, reports the woman was removed from underneath the gold car.

By - 10/9/15 - 4:04 pm
Primark protesters

Crag Caplan watched Somerville Honk musicians join a protest this afternoon at the new Primark downtown demanding the store buy union-made clothes.

By - 10/8/15 - 3:40 pm

Scene of the crime. Photo by Josh.

Around 3:30 p.m. Police are looking for a white woman with pulled-back black hair in a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, carrying a large bag, last seen disappearing into the crowds on Winter Street. She was accompanied by a white man, 5'8" to 5'10" and about 170 lbs with a scruffy beard, wearing a black zip-up jacket and a black and green Celtics cap.

Another view of the scene, by Tom McLaughlin:

Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 7:25 am

The exigencies of another day at work caused a Red Line train to take an eternal rest near Alewife and an Orange Line train to take a ride with the Grim Reaper at Downtown Crossing between 7 and 7:30 a.m.

By - 9/17/15 - 1:10 pm
Last cement at Millennium Tower going up

Adam Castiglioni watched the ceremonial last bucket of cement for the Millennium Tower rising to the top today.

By - 9/13/15 - 12:19 pm
Millennium Tower with tower crane

If you squint at Zinnia's photo, the crane next to the Millennium Tower looks like the world's largest bug.