Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A "Spectacular LobsterBake” will be held June 5 to benefit Karen Rand.
The Boston Herald reported that a fundraiser will be held next month by Summer Shack for an employee who was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Karen Rand, office manager for Summer Shack, which has a location in Back Bay, lost a leg when the first bomb went off near the finish line on Boylston Street. Her friend and former co-worker, Krystle Campbell, was one of three people killed April 15. The restaurant will hold a "Spectacular LobsterBake" at its seasonal location on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor June 5, according to the Herald. Tickets will be $100 and 200 will be sold. To make reservations, call 617-520-9501, extension 1022.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Four business presently occupy 205 Newbury St. purchased by Boston firm UrbanMeritage.
The Boston Herald reports city real estate investment firm UrbanMeritage has purchased the five-story commercial building at 205 Newbury St. for $8.06 million. According to the newspaper, the building holds International Poster Gallery, frozen yogurt spot Tasti D-Lite, hair salon Peter & Yerem and interior design firm Eugene Lawrence & Company. This is the second Newbury Street property purchased by the firm in the last month, according to the Herald, which reported they bought the building at 79 Newbury St. for $10 million.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
After losing revenue due to the bombings and fallout, area hotels are bustling once again, according to the Boston Herald.
Despite the loss of thousands of dollars due to cancellations and lockdowns, many Back Bay area hotels are getting back to normal in the weeks following the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a Boston Herald article published Wednesday. The Westin Copley Place lost about $500,000 in revenue, the Fairmont Copley Plaza's Oak Long Bar + Kitchen lost $25,000 to $30,000 and the Charlesmark Hotel canceled eight days of reservations and lost $100,000 to $150,000, according to the Herald. Despite that, the hotels have been doing strong business since the area was re-opened to the public following the bombing investigation. The Charlesmark told the paper they advertised reduced rates after re-opening last Wednesday and by the end of the day …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Four new stores will open later in the spring.
Boston.com is reporting that four new shops will be opening at Copley Place later this spring. According to the news website, the four shops are Sur La Table, True Religion Brand Jeans, john varvatos and HUGO. Sur La Table is a kitchen hardware store that will be located on the first level while True Religion Brand Jeans will be on the upper level, according to Boston.com. HUGO, a men's and women's clothing and accessories store, and men’s clothing store john varvatos will open on the lower level, Boston.com reports.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The public is invited to a store closing party on March 21.
Thursday, March 14
The following is from Brittany Bang, owner of Audrey's Pet Supply, which will close this month due to a January rent hike. While closing Audrey’s is by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do, I believe we have a reason to celebrate everything we have accomplished over the last three years. I will never be more proud of anything than what our little store became in such a short amount of time and I want to make sure we share in our successes together! Please join Brittany & Brad and the rest of the Audrey’s family for a store closing party on Thursday, March 21, between 5:30-8 p.m. We hope to raise our glasses, have some laughs, and share with everyone some exciting new adventures that Brittany and friends are planning as the store …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Internet company agreed to a $7 million multi-state settlement over the unauthorized collection of personal data by its Street View vehicles.
Massachusetts will receive more than $327,000 in retribution as part of a $7 million lawsuit with Google over the company’s unauthorized collection of data during its Street View photography sessions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday. Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia participated in the suit and the resulting $7 million settlement, according to a press release from Coakley’s office. The lawsuit claimed that while photographing areas for the Google Street View service, Google vehicles collected network identification information sent over unsecured wireless networks as well as "payload data" that was transmitted over the networks while the vehicles were in the area—including the URLs of requested Web pages, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Boston Business Journal will recognize these '2013 Pacesetters'—and announce the No. 1 business in Massachusetts—at an event in April in downtown Boston.
More than 20 Boston businesses are being recognized this spring by the Boston Business Journal for being among the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts, and four of those are in the Back Bay. The BBJ's hot Back Bay businesses include 360 Public Relations, Consumer United, High Street Partners and Wayfair.com LLC. The 2013 Pacesetters includes 70 companies from across the commonwealth—businesses that saw the most revenue growth over the past three years, with a revenue baseline of $1 million, according to the BBJ website. Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal, called the list an “excellent snapshot of the businesses and entrepreneurs who drive the Massachusetts economy.” The 2013 Pacesetters will be …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The landmark property used to be the headquarters of the Boston Police Department.
With a champagne toast, the iconic Back Bay Hotel officially became the Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel Thursday, the Boston Globe reported. The Loews Hotels & Resorts chain announced plans to buy the building, at the corner of Berkeley and Stuart streets, last month. It had been owned since 2009 by the Doyle Collection, a Dublin company specializing in upscale hotels. The building was built in the 1920s to be the headquarters for the Boston Police Department. The police left in the late 1990s; the building was later renovated and turned into a hotel in 2004. It features 225 spacious guestrooms, modern amenities, meeting and event space as well as two restaurants, Cuffs, an Irish Bar, and The Stanhope Grille.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Submission deadline is March 4.
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Thursday, January 24
The following was sent in by the Newbury Street League: The Newbury Street League is pleased to announce production of the 2013–2014 Newbury Street Map and Directory and its continuing partnership with Panorama Custom Publishing. Over the past seven years, the directory has been read by more than 600,000 consumers. With distribution points at more than 180 hotels, major information centers, 50 local businesses and through the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the directory is an exceptionally efficient way to impact your customers. The Newbury Street League encourages merchants to place an advertisement in the spring/summer edition of the map and directory. The production of this publication is solely dependent upon revenue …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The store will leave the last week of March.
Audrey's Pet Supply and Services will be closing because it can't afford the 133 percent rent increase its landlord demanded, according to Brittany Bang, Audrey's owner. The new tenant at 296 Newbury St. will be Yogurtland, a California-based frozen yogurt shop, Bang said. Yogurtland has 190 shops throughout the U.S., Guam and Mexico, and the Newbury Street shop would be its first in New England, according to its website. March, three months shy of their third anniversary. In a letter posted on Facebook, Bang said she is not only said for Audrey's but she is also concerned about the changing character of the Back Bay. "I know I am emotionally invested in this issue but it is because I not only work in the Back Bay but also live here. It …