Titanium Cranium noticed this sign in the window of the Boylston Street Trader Joe's about a small fire yesterday.
The Herald reports Star Market has agreed to build a mega-market in the $1-billion mixed-use development planned for that vacant space in front of the Garden and the train station.
Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.
Meola and his attorney, Carolyn Conway, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek permission to include the old bar's liquor license in the property... Read more
The Harvest Co-op board says declining sales gave it little choice but to shut its South Street location on April 30.
In a report on its decision, the board says sales started going down even before Whole Foods opened on Centre Street and that its South Street landlord did not accede to "dramatically lowering the rent and reducing the term of the lease" to... Read more
Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago, so that they can sell the bar to a prominent Boston restaurant operator.
At a hearing before the board today,... Read more
Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.
Evergreen, currently building a similar mixed-use building at 22-26 W. Broadway, says the $13-million building across from the MBTA bus depot will be "high quality,... Read more
The Globe reports the owner of the high-end clothing store is throwing in the towel because the owner of its Northern Avenue land wants the space for development and she decided to retire, rather than sign a long-term lease to move into a building next door.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Sam's, the restaurant inside the clothing store, however, will remain open.
Louis,... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a license to a wine store proposed for Charles River Plaza off Cambridge Street.
At a hearing Wednesday, nearby liquor stores and some residents opposed the VinodiVino outlet, saying it would prove unfair competition for locally owned shops and that the eight liquor stores within a half-mile radius could already meet residents' wine needs. VinodiVino attorney Dennis Quilty,... Read more
How about it, kids, let's put on an Olympics! Whadaya say?!? That, in essence, is pro-business columnist Shirley Leung's argument today.
But Leung is answering the wrong question. Many people have no doubts Boston can pull off an Olympics. The question these folks are asking is whether it's worth the costs (and not just in money).
Also, Ms. Leung? The Big Dig might... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Maria Market, 779 Dorchester Ave. in the Polish Triangle, a license to begin selling beer and wine as owner John Nguyen tries to transform it into more of an "urban market" servicing a neighborhood going upscale.
But the board rejected a similar request from Kun Jin Kim, who wants to move his Kim's Pantry to larger digs across... Read more
We could find out one day: Dunkin' Donuts announced today a deal with a franchisee to open 1,400 Dunkin' Donuts in China over the next 20 years. Dunk's currently has just 16 outlets in the Middle Kingdom.
An upscale wine store that wants to move into a Cambridge Street mall uncorked opposition from neighboring liquor stores and some residents at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
VinodiVino, which already has stores in Brookline, Newton and Needham, wants a license to open in Charles River Plaza, within feet of the existing Simmons Liquor and Jobi Liquors.
VinodiVino attorney Dennis Quilty said the... Read more
A federal appeals court says a Plymouth woman who had an illegal shipment of marijuana mistakenly delivered to her door can't collect damages from FedEx because she was unable to prove the strange men who later showed up at her door demanding the package got her address from the shipping company.
And besides, the court continued, after dismissing her invasion of privacy claim, a federal... Read more
Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.
Converse did not name New Balance in its trademark suits and International Trade Commission complaints over the stylings of other vendors' sneakers, which Converse says is too close to its own Chuck Taylors. But New Balance launched a preemptive lawsuit to make sure Converse doesn't turn... Read more
Following a demonstration outside the Waltham offices of Spectra Energy Thursday afternoon (12/18/14), West Roxbury residents and environmental group representatives met Friday with Boston staff for Senators Markey and Warren.
The Salem News reports the city's mayor has drafted regulations that could make it difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.