The Drew Company says it wants to build a second residential tower next to its Waterside Place building on Congress Street rather than the supermarket and "innovation space" it had originally proposed. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers approving a proposal to transfer the beer and wine license held by Gerard's on Adams Street in Dorchester to the soon-to-open Aloft Hotel on D Street - and to grant a new full-service liquor license to Gerard's purchasers, who are planning on renovating the Dorchester institution. Read more.
The Globe reports on sale of "the last big chunk of open land" - some ten blocks worth - to a Chestnut Hill developer best known for its malls.
Mayor Walsh says his administration and Vertex have negotiated a roughly 25% cut in a property-tax deal for Vertex because the company did not bring as many jobs to the South Boston waterfront as it had originally said it would. Read more.
The Boston Business Journal reports on Tishman Speyer's new look for the proposed office and residential buildings it wants to put on Pier 4. The actual old Anthony's building will be replaced with a park. The company purchased the property from another developer, who had BRA approval for its own plans, last December.
A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.
The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:
The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.
The races will then become an annual event at least through 2020.
At least it had the decency to keep from bursting until the weekend, as Brendan shows us.
The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.
The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop bar called the Lookout. Also planned: A 50-seat sidewalk patio.
The City Council today unanimously approved giving LogMeIn a $2.5-million tax break over 13 years for the new headquarters it wants to build at 327-347 Summer St.
But the burgeoning mini-city now erupting in the Seaport area has plenty of room for caffeination. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 405-409 D St., as part of a new residential development.
The Globe's architecture critic damns the area as less than the sum of its parts:
To be fair, not many new developments look good until the cranes go home. But after you’ve made all the allowances you can, you’re still stuck with the fact that the Innovation District is a serious failure of urban design.
Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.
A ten-screen complex being planned for Seaport Square across from Fan Pier will feature reserved seating in custom recliners for moviegoers who will be able to sup on small plates and sip from their wine or beer.
Kerasotes Showplace Theatres has begun work on its proposed Showplace Icon for a building in front of one of the current Vertex buildings. The company highlighted its proposal this morning in hearing before the Boston Licensing Board - which decides whether to let it buy the liquor license now held by the Bar Room on Broad Street.
The Herald reports that Massport is getting ready to build a 1,700-space garage to replace all the parking lots that have been torn up for all the development that is generating all the traffic. that is increasingly clogging the streets of the Innovation District.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let restaurateur George Aboujaoude open a small-plates restaurant in one of the new Vertex buildings.
With the board's approval, Aboujaoude will pay $325,000 for the liquor license being given up by Elephant Walk in Audubon Circle as it moves to a new location.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.
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