It's been nearly a month since Maxim's Coffee House served its last drop of hot coffee, its famous bun pastries flying off the shelves before the local bakery lost its lease and was forced to close its doors after 33 years in Chinatown. Yet artist Lillian Chan still finds sadness as she walks past the shuttered windows of the "iconic landmark" on the corner of Beach Street and Harrison Avenue. And neither she, nor the bakery, are alone. Read more.
America runs on Dunkinâ€™? Not in Highland Park, residents say.
Community members will meet Wednesday night to discuss their opposition to a city designation with plans to build a new Dunkinâ€™ Donuts in the neighborhood, despite previous public feedback against the project. Read more.
A city task force is urging Boston officials to create a Dudley Square/Uphams Corner "neighborhood innovation district" to bring entrepreneurs, jobs and new housing into the area as start-ups create the next generation of businesses in whatever field the district becomes known for - maybe education, given the new location of BPS headquarters. Read more.
Well, that would be something, wouldn't it? Instead, the state gave IBM a $2.5 million tax break to rent office space in Kendall Square. Kendall. Frickin'. Square.
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.