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.Read more
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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.
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.
"This is really an interesting question because we have a larger...Read more
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.
Our intent is to make this a...Read more
In an area like that, police figure, lots of people probably whipped out their phones and started taking photos and video:
Detectives are requesting the publicâ€™s assistance in locating witnesses as well as obtaining any smart phone footage...Read more
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."...Read more
The possible non-opening would not be good news for English because three weeks ago, his lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board he was hoping to sell the license for his long closed Kingfish Hall to Batali, which would...Read more
Todd English is refinancing his culinary empire, which now stretches from Charlestown to Las Vegas. Locally, the infusion of money means English will be able to pay the state of Massachusetts and the company that operates Faneuil Hall back payments for Kingfish Hall, which closed under a cloud of acrimony last year.
Ron Chorney, CFO of Todd English Enterprises, Inc., gave the financial update to...Read more