Like Krispy Kreme before it, Citigroup couldn't break into the Boston market and is now just giving up. That includes ending its sponsorship of what we used to call just the Wang.
Sandwich-board signs, which have proven controversial along some shopping streets in the city's tonier wards, would get a city imprimatur if they meet certain specifications, under a proposal by Mayor Walsh. Read more.
The Economic Development and Industrial Corporation this week selected a company to build a 405-room hotel in the Boston Marine Industrial Park.
The proposal, by Harbinger Development, calls for the hotel on a lot off Summer Street that is one of two in the industrial park not required to be used for marine or industrial use.
Harbinger is talking to Hilton Worldwide to operate the hotel, EDIC says.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a developer has purchased the building at A and West 2 that houses Williams Tavern and My Diner and that, of course, its plans do not include keeping those two places open.
Adam Castiglioni watched the ceremonial last bucket of cement for the Millennium Tower rising to the top today.
Even in rapidly gentrifying South Boston, $12 million for a 3-bedroom, 2,421-square foot condo seems just a tad high, so we're going to assume that Zillow made a $10.8-million mistake on its initial price listing, rather than fretting that such a dramatic price reduction signals the complete collapse of the South Boston condo market.
H/t Eileen Murphy.
Daniel Glennon shows us the Seaport Square construction along Seaport Boulevard in South Boston in this morning's rain.
The Fort Pointer reports:
The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."
Our own John Keith reports that National Development, which developed the Ink Block project atop the spectral remains of the Boston Herald printing press, has purchased a small parcel on Albany Street - a small parcel that is now pretty much surrounded by the Ink Block.
WBZ reports Harpoon Brewery is now making an ale with (don't worry, heavily purified) Charles River water.
Maybe this winter, JP Licks will come out with a line of snow cones made with actual Boston snow?
Daniel J. Flynn, III, 52, of Milton, who ran a real-estate firm at 161 Granite Ave. in Dorchester, was arrested on federal wire-fraud charges this week. Read more.
Late Friday, state Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton signed off on the Wynn casino planned for Everett, removing a major hurdle for the project.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria was all woot woot: Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports the company that bought the Filene's Basement name at bankruptcy thinks enough people will be nostalgic about the name to buy stuff from a shopping Web site it's setting up.
AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.
Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting. Read more.
The Bay State Banner reports Kensington Investment Co. plans to use the 5-acre Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street for affordable and workfoce housing.