Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

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."

By - 12/12/13 - 11:18 pm
Tower and tree

R2_SNEWeather looked up from Quincy Market the other night.

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By - 12/5/13 - 8:52 am

The Herald reports the company that now manages Faneuil Hall Marketplace is looking at some big changes for the Quincy Market building - possibly including escalators and construction of two two-story glass "sheds" for new retailers.

By - 11/24/13 - 9:53 am
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas tree

Mark Pijanowski watched the tree get lit at Faneuil Hall Marketplace last night.

By - 8/26/13 - 4:07 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports fellow superchef Mario Batali might not be opening his planned pizza joint on Summer Street in Fort Point after all.

By - 8/26/13 - 10:21 am

Quincy Market in 1828 or 1829.Quincy Market a couple years after its opening.

Mass. Moments alerts us that today's the anniversary of the grand opening of Quincy Market, in 1826:

[O]nly two years earlier, Bostonians had derided Mayor Josiah Quincy's huge construction project — the largest public works project yet undertaken in the new nation — as "Quincy's Folly." ...

From the beginning, the mayor faced stiff resistance. Many opposed the plan because of longstanding concerns about government regulation of trade. Some insisted the project was too expensive. Others felt that such an ambitious engineering and architectural project was better left to private enterprise. A few landowners simply refused to sell their property to the city.

By - 8/13/13 - 10:05 am

Japanese fast-food cooks in Quincy Market.

Photographynatalia captured Japanese fast-food cooks at work in Quincy Market the other day.

By - 5/16/13 - 1:29 pm

Auerbach backs Bruins

Faneuil Hall Marketplace notes somebody made sure Red Auerbach was ready for today's opening Bruins/Rangers playoff game.

By - 4/30/13 - 12:18 pm

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 the Boston Licensing Board this morning, at a hearing to request more time to sell the restaurant's main remaining asset - its liquor license.

By - 12/17/12 - 7:46 am

Dancer and tourist at Quincy Market

On Saturday, Photographynatalia took in a performance of the Nutcracker in the Quincy Market rotunda.

By - 11/20/12 - 11:23 am

Turkey shopping in Boston.

Leslie Jones photographed some pre-Thanksgiving turkey shopping at Threser & Kelly, Quincy Market, in 1933.

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