WS Development’s The Current reopens for 14th season

Boston, MA Boston Seaport by WS Development has released the lineup for the 14th edition of the retail incubator, The Current. This season, which began February 1st, will showcase a mix of several new and returning businesses in apparel, beauty, and sweets, each bringing experiences and products to the waterfront.

MassDevelopment’s TDI program awards $1.625m in grants for small-business support

Attleboro, MA MassDevelopment has awarded $1.625 million in grants to 13 organizations for small-business support programs in Gateway Cities that will fund projects such as storefront improvements, marketing campaigns, technical assistance, and more. The grants were awarded through MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative

Splendid to open larger location at The Street Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill, MA The Street Chestnut Hill’s Splendid, a premium lifestyle apparel brand, will be moving to a new, larger store at The Street Chestnut Hill. Having opened its first Massachusetts location at the property in 2013, this expansion is a testament to Splendid's growing popularity and the demand in the area.

WS Development and Mass General Brigham’s Snowport iceless curling continues

Boston, MA Seaport by WS Development, in partnership with Mass General Brigham Health Plan has continued the annual Snowport into 2024 with its iceless curling. A winter experience for all, iceless curling offers Seaport residents and visitors the opportunity to get outside and beat the winter blues through a fun and engaging outdoor activity.

Linear Retail promotes Scharff to director and vice president of portfolio management

Burlington, MA Linear Retail Properties, LLC (Linear Retail) has promoted Chris Scharff to director and vice president of portfolio management. Scharff will oversee the company’s financing activities and lender relationships, investments, risk management, portfolio analysis, research, and strategic initiatives. 

Puttshack to open second location in 22,000 s/f
space at Natick Mall

Natick, MA Puttshack, a leader in upscale, tech-infused mini golf, is opening its newest location on February 10, 2024 at 1245 Worcester St., at the Natick Mall. This marks Puttshack’s second location in Massachusetts following the launch of Puttshack Boston in Seaport in October 2022.

District RE Advisors negotiates 7,317 s/f lease for Hook + Line restaurant

Boston, MA District Real Estate Advisors negotiated the lease of 7,317 s/f for Hook + Line at the base of Mass Mutual’s new headquarters located at 10 Fan Pier Blvd. in the Seaport. Hook + Line is a brand-new concept that comes from famed local restaurateur Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli

Federal Realty leases 89,997 s/f
at Assembly Square Marketplace

Somerville, MA Federal Realty has arranged for two furniture retailers, Bob’s Discount Furniture (38,163 s/f) and Raymour & Flanigan (51,834 s/f) to sign leases at Assembly Square Marketplace to join Ashley Furniture and TJ Maxx/HomeGoods in a concentrated destination

O’Brien Commercial represents seller in $1.125m sale of 3,500 s/f restaurant

Acton, MA Braunfels II LLC has sold Filho’s Restaurant and the 3,500 s/f building located at 59 Great Rd. to Gustavo and Eleni Jolon.  Eric O’Brien of O’Brien Commercial Properties Inc.  exclusively represented the seller in this transaction. 

WS Development adds 14 retailers to The Street Chestnut Hill’s 90,000 s/f renovation project

Chestnut Hill, MA WS Development will be opening 14 businesses at The Street Chestnut Hill’s 27 Boylston renovation project. Located at the center of the property, 27 Boylston will consist of nearly 25 new retailers and restaurants, health and wellness concepts