Thursday, April 9, 2020

Faneuil Hall landlord reverses stance on April rent

Boston Business Journal
Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., the operator of Boston’s famed Faneuil Hall, has reportedly given its retail merchants a reprieve on April rent following a conversation with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, despite having told those retailers in recent days that it still expected payments despite the temporary shutdown of most businesses last month.

A day after a Boston Globe column said the New York-based company would not budge on charging retailers for the month, Walsh said he spoke with Ben Ashkenazy — whose net worth Forbes values at $3.5 billion — on Wednesday, and “asked him to provide immediate relief to the Faneuil Hall Merchants.”. . . more