Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Seaport developers want retail sans regulation

Seaport Developers Want Retail Sans RegulationHigh-profile tenants like Equinox, ShowPlace Theatres and Big Night Entertainment have signed to One Seaport Square. The trio will open later this year in the 1.1M SF development, a sign that significant retailers are attracted to the market.

But basic services like a dry cleaners and a grocery store are still absent, a weak spot in the Seaport's path to becoming an established neighborhood, according to panelists at Bisnow’s State of the Seaport event last week.

“The challenge of the grocery store is enormous," Drew Co. president John Drew said. "We’ve tried and failed several times.”. . . more

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