Jordan Lofts on Harrison Avenue was pitched as a new residential development to the BRA a couple years ago. Last year the project received board approval to create 18 condominium units and 20 parking spaces. Construction has been underway since the spring.
Unlike other projects in the neighborhood there is virtually no news about Jordan Lofts. Their website still promises a 2012 opening; let’s hope the developer, Holland Construction, pays more attention to detail on the condominiums than they’ve shown their website.
Does anyone know what is happening with Jordan Lofts? When the condominiums are expected to come on the market and their price range? A commercial space appears on the ground floor and any information about that would also be of interest to me.
WCVB-TV News is reporting that Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe on Columbus Avenue is reopening after it closed in June after almost 90 years in business.
The report indicates that a chef who runs Stella will bring the neighborhood favorite back some time next year. According to WCVB the menu will remain unchanged.
So far there has been no updates on the famed restaurant’s Twittah handle, @TurkeyHash but yours truly will be keeping an eye on the account for anymore news.
Much thanks to Rich Caswell for the tip.
As rumors circulate that Peet’s Coffee will not open on Tremont Street, Cafe Madeleine announces their imminent opening on Columbus Avenue. South End residents will have noticed that the space formerly occupied by Amsterdam Cafe at 517 Columbus Avenue has recently seen new signage for Cafe Madeleine as well as a handwritten “Now Hiring” sign for Front of House positions at the soon to open cafe.
A press release distributed this week indicates that the new cafe will open before the end of the month. I peeked into the space this weekend and the space looks very inviting with a clean ivory interior that has grey and black accents. According to the release the cafe menu will include pastries as well as a small luncheon menu including salads, sandwiches, and quiche.
Cafe Madeleine will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For all of you curious to find out what will happen next now that BoMA Restaurant & Lounge has closed. Yesterday I spoke with the owner and earlier today he shared via email that The Elephant Walk, a French / Cambodian restaurant will move into the space.
“After two years of owning and operating BoMA Restaurant & Lounge in the South End, I am pleased to announce my collaboration with Nadsa de Monteiro and Richard Pile, respectively the Executive Chef and Managing Partner of The Elephant Walk. They will be bringing their restaurant to the South End. Yes, The Elephant Walk will open at the former BoMA location!
This will all move quickly with an eye on opening the restaurant in the Fall, aiming for October.” -Shane Manfred
Back in April it was reported in the BBJ that the restaurant would likely be displaced due to a $16 million apartment building project. So Audubon Circle’s loss is the South End’s gain. Check out The Elephant Walk’s French / Cambodian restaurant menu here.
A couple of local blogs are reporting that the South End restaurant, BoMA, which first opened less than two years ago has closed.
I have reached out to staff and the owner for confirmation but have not heard back. The restaurant’s Facebook Page appears to have been removed. I really like the staff and the neighborhood vibe of the place. I wonder if the restaurant will reopen with a new concept and name under the same ownership or if it has been shuttered for good. Either way I hope the staff are okay and the space can reopen soon.
Photo Source: Boston Redevelopment Authority
The Boston Herald reports that a new residential development will be coming to 46 Wareham Street in the South End. A three-story 19th century warehouse will be converted into a six story residential building that will have 42 units, a 9,400 square foot retail space and 50+ underground parking spaces. The new residential building will be called Factory at 46 Wareham. The article didn’t indicate if the units would be apartments or condos.
Below is an image of the building as it stands today.
This section of the South End currently has two large residential construction projects underway with the Ink Block and Troy Boston. Just two blocks from 46 Wareham The Cathedral of the Holy Cross has received board approval to build a new 120 unit building on a parking lot at 600 Harrison Avenue.
There are several other residential plans all within just a few blocks that are currently in various proposal stages. It will be interesting to see how these projects help reshape and revitalize this section of the South End which still has underutilized space in the form of partially vacated buildings and parking lots.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has placed the Holy Trinity German Church at 136 Shawmut Avenue in the South End on the market and is likely to be converted into apartments or condos. The 1877 granite building is 26,900 square feet and has a four story residence and office space. This section of the South End that leads up to the Mass Pike (I-90) has seen a lot of development in the past few years and I welcome the conversion of this space into a building that will hopefully increase foot traffic and welcome more people into the neighborhood. You may check out the property listing here.