Faneuil Hall Marketplace

By - 7/26/16 - 8:36 pm
Sign at Faneuil Hall warning against fake monks

RyanInBos snapped one of the signs management at Faneuil Hall Marketplace have put up to warn tourists against people in saffron monk's robes who hand out trinkets and then expect payment in return. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 8:13 am

If you haven't been to Faneuil Hall Marketplace recently (tourists: Moving slowly in herds since 1876), you're missing the "Boston Campaign Headquarters," with the sign that urges us to "vote for nothing."

WBUR introduces us to artist Pat Falco's un-campaign.

By - 4/20/16 - 3:58 pm
Remains of the greenhouse at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Adam Castiglioni watched the demolition of the old Faneuil Hall Marketplace greenhouse, no doubt to be replaced with something that better befits our world-class tourist destination.

By - 4/16/16 - 7:47 pm

Catboston started up at the big fruit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

By - 12/13/15 - 10:37 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the impending demise of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace bar.

By - 11/3/15 - 1:34 pm
Dylan Dreyer at Faneuil Hall

Renee Graham captured the former Channel 7 meteorologist today as she filmed some sort of segment for her current job at the Today Show. Yesterday, she ate pizza at Regina Pizzeria.

By - 10/31/15 - 2:39 pm

Bryan Becker videoed an unusual performance at Faneuil Hall.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:38 pm
By - 7/16/15 - 10:39 pm

The BRA board today approved Ashkenazy Acquisition's general "vision plan" for how to turn Faneuil Hall Marketplace into a destination that attracts not only rich tourists but local residents and visitors of more moderate means - in part by making the historic buildings at the core of the marketplace as much a part of visitors' experience as the stores and food. Read more.

By - 7/8/15 - 6:55 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a public meeting Tuesday over the future of the venerable marketplace - whose operators have already announced plans to rip out the current food stalls and replace them with fancy bistros and the like.

By - 5/20/15 - 6:05 pm

The Globe reports Ashkenazy Acquisition has decided the revenue from charging street performers wasn't worth the cost of having large parts of Boston City Hall hating them.

By - 5/13/15 - 3:46 pm

City councilors will haul in executives from Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. for another chat about the way they're running Faneuil Hall Marketplace - this time for their plans to start charging buskers up to $2,500 for performance space. Read more.

By - 5/11/15 - 12:15 pm

The Globe reports the operators of the one-time "festival" marketplace plan to start charging the street performers who provide much of the festival feeling a fee to entertain shoppers.

By - 11/29/14 - 7:06 pm
Lots of tubas at Faneuil Hall

Mike Ball took in the annual Christmas tuba concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace today.

He reports he took one of the inaugural Saturday Fairmount Line trains from his home in Hyde Park and that it was the bee's knees compared to shlepping to Forest Hills for the Orange Line.

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By - 10/1/14 - 1:15 pm

City councilors talked tough today: They don't want the current operator of Faneuil Hall Marketplace to ditch the pushcart vendors that have long peddled their wares there.

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Tito Jackson both accused Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. of duplicity, telling different city agencies different stories about the fate of the pushcarts.

By - 9/10/14 - 7:52 am
Freshly killed turkey at Quincy Market in Boston in 1948

Restoration of Quincy Market meat and poultry markets probably not in offing, though.

The Globe reports on plans by Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., which currently runs the city-owned marketplace for what could be its largest revamp since it was redone as a festival market in the 1970s: Wider spaces, the removal of heel-killing brick sidewalks, fancier restaurants and more seating in what the oldtimers still know as the Quincy Market building.

By - 9/8/14 - 11:07 am

Adam Castiglioni reports Ghirardelli Chocolate is opening a store in the North Market Building - its first in New England.

What, you thought I meant this stuff?

By - 7/15/14 - 3:41 pm

Boston Police report a man was stabbed repeatedly around 2 a.m. on Sunday at Commercial and Chatham streets, but that he is expected to survive.

By - 1/12/14 - 12:27 pm
Crowds at Quincy Market

Jason Turgeon was part of the horde trying to get into the Body Worlds exhibit today using discount tickets purchased through LivingSocial. Seems the discounter sold a block of tickets for today, and lots of people picked the same time to use them and LivingSocial did nothing to stop them. He gives this a big "FAIL."