Tag Archives: South End

South End Open Market starts May 1

South End Open MarketLast week the South End Open Market released a long list of participating food trucks for their upcoming season which starts in just eight weeks on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Look for the Food Trucks to assemble alongside the Arts and Farmer’s Markets in the Ming’s Market parking lot between Harrison Ave and Washington Street (official address is 375 Harrison Avenue).

If taking the T, the location is easily accessible from the East Berkeley Silver Line stop and just a 5 minute walk from the Orange line Tufts NE Medical Center stop or the Red line Broadway station. For more information about this year’s South End Open Market visit their website newenglandopenmarkets.com/southend.

Aquitaine Boston closes for renovations this week

Aquitaine BostonA South End restaurant favorite, Aquitaine, on Tremont Street will be closing for renovations starting Sunday, February 21st and will not reopen again until just before their 19th anniversary in May.

While I love Aquitaine and will miss visiting while they are closed, I look forward to the renovations.  While Seth Woods and others from the Aquitaine Group have been fairly tight lipped about the details regarding the renovations, one would assume that the kitchen will be updated and the tiny wine bar will likely expand to keep with restaurant design trends. Stay tuned as I’ll be sure to follow up on this project as I learn more.

New Greek restaurant Kava Neo Taverna looks ready to open

South End Restaurant, Greek Restaurant BostonI’ve been regularly talking to the owners of the soon to open Greek restaurant, Kava Neo Taverna, since construction first caught my eye last fall.

Although the owners remain unsure when they will formally open, the paper has come down from the over-sized windows and you can see what appears to be a casual dining restaurant. From the back of the restaurant you can see a painting of an old Greek man looking out over their rustic dining room. Dark wood floors contrast with the chairs, tables and white walls.  Lighting fixtures made of thick rope you might see on the docks of Boston harbor dangle overhead, and a small but comfortable looking bar is tucked in the back of the restaurant.

Kava is currently hiring for all positions so if you’d like to learn more send your resume to info@kavaneotaverna.com.

Developer looks to build office atop garage at 1000 Washington Street in South End

South End development proposal

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Nordblom Co. wants to add 200,000 square feet of office space to the garage of its 1000 Washington St. building in the South End.

The Boston Herald reported over the weekend that two developers Nordblom Co and Rubenstein Partners submitted a letter of intent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority to build a 200,000+ square foot office and lobby addition to the parking garage at 321 Harrison Avenue.

The garage is located at the intersection of Herald Street, next to 1000 Washington Street (former Teradyne Building which is currently leased by state agencies). The new office space would result in the loss of some 60 parking spaces in the approximately 300-space garage, which would serve the new project and 1000 Washington.

You can read the full article here.

Rumor has it Abbey Group is the buyer of Boston Flower Market

Boston Flower MarketTheRealReporter.com says the Abbey Group is the money behind the rumored $40 million purchase for the 5.5 acre Boston Flower Exchange. According to the article, tenants have been told they need to vacate 540 Albany St. by year’s end. The lack of transparency and secrecy that has surrounded the Flower Exchange purchase to date is not going to sit well with neighborhood associations, but I remain curious to find out what is planned and hope more details from the developer will be forthcoming.

The Abby Group’s most successful endeavors include the Landmark Center in the Fenway and the Lafayette Corporate Center and 45 Province high-rise residential condominium in Downtown Crossing. Much thanks to Courtney Trautman for bringing the article in TheRealReporter.com to my attention.

What a difference 24 hours can make

Rollins Square, South End

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While this is not Boston’s first snowfall, it feels like it. Boston looks very pretty at the moment. Looking out my windows, the flurries pop against the red brick, giving the illusion that I’m looking out at a giant snow globe.

For the past few days Boston has been in the 50s.  At lunch time yesterday, Boston was 55 degrees and today it is 30 degrees.  Boston has about 3-4 inches of snow right now, but I suspect most of this will be gone by Monday since weather forecasts indicate Boston’s will be sunny and in the mid 40s on Sunday.

FoMu Alternative Ice Cream + Cafe to open in South End in May

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Last week Boston Magazine reported that FoMu Alternative Ice Cream + Cafe will be opening their third location here in the South End.  FoMu’s first store opened in Allston in 2012 with a second location opening in Jamaica Plain the following year.  FoMu Alternative Ice Cream is the vegan’s answer to ice cream and is plant-based. As a lover of all things ice cream I’m intrigued and will reserve my judgement until I can try it.

According to the article, FoMu is looking to open in May and from the image snapped on their Instagram it appears to me as if their store will be in the space formerly occupied by Gold Gallery at 655 Tremont Street by the intersection of West Brookline Street. You can read the full article from Boston Magazine, here.