Downtown Crossing

By - 1/30/16 - 4:19 pm
Weird store in downtown Boston

Craig Caplan is struck by the discordancy of a Downtown Crossing store opening and closing at the same time .

By - 1/13/16 - 10:00 am
Pedestrians told to use sidewalk in Downtown Crossing

UPDATE: This post is proof of Betteridge's Law and the fact that I can be awfully unobservant since the signs have been there for 7 months and are only related to the Tower construction.

This sign recently popped up in Downtown Crossing (along with a twin at Summer and Winter). A signal of the city's intentions, or just a temporary measure until Millennium Tower is finished? In either case, many hardened Bostonian pedestrians were paying the sign no heed yesterday.

By - 12/29/15 - 2:59 pm

Erica Mattison reports the Eddie Bauer Outlet store on Washington Street is shutting in four weeks. Its windows are already covered with "Store Closing Sale" signs.

By - 12/21/15 - 9:15 am

Transit Police report arresting a New Bedford man they say attacked a woman on an Forest Hills Orange Line train approaching Downtown Crossing around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By - 12/12/15 - 9:08 pm
BMW in Downtown Crossing in Boston where it shouldn't be

Washington Street downtown apparently calls to motorists, but unfortunately for them, there often seems to be a Boston cop stationed right outside Bath and Body Works to pull them over and explain to them why they shouldn't be driving down that stretch of the street, as Jesse Haley shows us tonight.

Earlier:
Sorry, sir, but the Downtown Crossing Bath and Body Works doesn't have a drive thru

By - 12/9/15 - 6:54 pm
Downtown Crossing

The scene in Downtown Crossing. Photo by Josh Cronin.

Transit Police report an Alewife train hit a woman as it entered Downtown Crossing around 6:40 p.m.

Power was shut in both directions to let firefighters extricate the body of the woman, about 42.

Shuttle buses replaced service between JFK/UMass and Harvard.

The incident happened less than 24 hours after a man wound up under a train at Broadway.

By - 12/2/15 - 8:31 am

Trolley past its expiration date at Kenmore is causing problems for riders who for some reason insist on heading downtown; train that had to be taken out and put out of its misery at Downtown Crossing causing problems for riders who for some reason insist on heading north instead of south.

UPDATE: Signals died, outbound riders sighed, on the Green Line at Copley.

By - 12/1/15 - 9:32 pm
Car getting a ticket for being in a pedestrian only area in Downtown Crossing

It must've been National Ignore All the Signs Night in Downtown Crossing, because behind this guy getting a ticket for driving down Washington Street shortly before 7 p.m. was a whole line of other motorists who seem to have figured oh, what the hell, let's go for it.

Cars on Washington Street
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.

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