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.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Work is for installing new gate valves in Newbury Street at Clarendon Street.
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission recently announced a scheduled water service shutdown for several locations in Back Bay starting Monday at 10 p.m. and lasting until Tuesday at 5 a.m. According to an e-mail from the BWSC's public communications service, the following buildings will be impacted: 108 Newbury St. 220 Clarendon St. 222 Clarendon St. 224 Clarendon St. 232 to 236 Clarendon St. 233 Clarendon St. 90 Commonwealth Ave. 110 Commonwealth Ave. The work has been scheduled by BWSC contractor D’Allessandro. "The work is necessary to install new gate valves in Newbury Street at Clarendon Street," according to BWSC. "The work is in preparation for installation of new water mains between Berkeley Street and Clarendon Street." During …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department.
Boston Police responded to a report of a commercial alarm on Newbury Street at 6:26 a.m. on December 25. When officers arrived at 273 Newbury Street, they found the front basement window grate had been removed and the window was missing, The lock on the front had been smashed and the door leading to the residential apartments was open as well. Officers called in a K-9 Unit to search the scene, but no suspects were found in the building. The owner of the store came and reported that an Apple computer valued at $2,500 was missing. The owner said that he had surveillance video available and would provide it to the detectives. This investigation is ongoing.
Friday, October 19, 2012
A Randolph woman was charged with stealing a pair of jeans on Newbury Street.
Boston Police responded to a report of a larceny in progress at 119 Newbury Street. Upon their arrival, officers spoke with a store employee who stated that two women entered the store and that one of them had put some clothes in a bag and left without paying. The store employee provided a description of the suspect and the police set out to locate the two women, who had last been seen walking down Newbury Street towards Dartmouth Street. Officers observed the two women at the corner of St. James Street and Dartmouth Street. The store employee responded to the scene and identified the suspect. Officers stopped the suspect and searched her bag. Inside the bag was a pair of True Religion Jeans, valued at $319. Officers arrested Regina …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Boston Police Department arrested a Boston man for armed robbery on Hemenway Street.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Boston Police arrested a Huntington Avenue resident for allegedly robbing a Newbury Street store on Saturday morning. A store clerk told police that a short white male approached the counter at 11:16 a.m. on Saturday with a shiny object in his hands. The clerk claims that the suspect then said, “I hate to do this, but give me the money.” The clerk was not certain if the weapon was a knife or a gun and fumbled with the cash register. The suspect then reportedly said “Hurry up, relax, take it easy.” The clerk conducted a fake transaction, which allowed the cash drawer to open. The clerk collected the money and gave it to the suspect, who then fled out in to the streets. The clerk called 911 shortly thereafter. Police said the clerk of the …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Work on the second block starts Monday.
Next week traffic and parking on two blocks on Newbury Street will be disrupted as contractors replace water mains. The Boston Sewer and Water Commission's contractor has already begun replacing water mains between Dartmouth and Clarendon streets and Monday an additional crew will start work between Berkeley and Arlington streets. Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekdays, during which time access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Both projects will be completed in November, according to the commission. Contractors will be back in the spring to work on the section of Newbury running from Berkeley to Clarendon. Workers may have to temporarily disrupt water service but anyone affected will be given 48 hours …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of two public shade trees for a construction project at 375 Newbury St.
Boston Parks and Recreation Department: The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, in the Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Roxbury. The hearing will discuss an application for the removal of two Callery pear trees measuring 4" dbh (diameter at breast height) on the Massachusetts Avenue side of the property at 375 Newbury Street. If you have any questions or comments regarding this hearing, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-7275 no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. A decision regarding the request will be made within two weeks of the hearing. For further information, please contact Greg Mosman of the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Find out what made Newbury Street such an attractive spot for shopping, dining and people-watching in the first place on Wed, May 30 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
The following is a press release by the Back Bay Association, Newbury Street League and Back Bay Architectural Commission for a special tour of Newbury Street with William Young (he's incredibly knowledgeable) What’s So Special about Newbury Street? Of course you know that Boston’s beloved boutique district has long had a devoted local and regional following. You’re aware that its many restaurants and sidewalk cafés add to the appeal. And you’ve probably noticed that it has acquired a distinctly international accent in recent years, as numerous European retailers have opened branches here. But do you know what made Newbury Street such an attractive spot for shopping, dining and people-watching in the first place? On this tour you'll …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Marimekko, known for its original prints and bright colors, sells home decor, clothing, bags and accessories and fabrics.
A popular Finnish textile and design company plans to open it's third US store at 140 Newbury Street in July. Marimekko, known for its original prints and bright colors, sells home decor, clothing, bags and accessories and fabrics. They opened their first store US in Manhattan in October 2011, and also took over a Cambridge concept store in November. The company plans to boost its brand on the East and West Coasts, CEO Mika Ihamuotila told the Boston Herald: “We have longer traditions in these regions, and we believe they have greater natural demand for our products. Our long-term goal is to extend our distribution in the U.S. through high-end department stores and specialist retailers and by opening new Marimekko stores.”
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The temporary "pop-up shop," featuring local businesses hawking everything from gluten-free breakfast cereal to bespoke suits, will hit Newbury Street for two days next weekend.
Harvard Business School students will be working retail on Newbury Street April 21st and 22nd, when they run their new pop-up store concept, "POPStart," for the weekend, according to this Boston Globe article. POPStart, per their website, is "a pop-up store of new products from local startups," that "provides first-time entrepreneurs, student-led businesses, and local startups a low-cost retail solution to reach customers." The participating businesses so far, according to the Globe, include: • 9 Tailors – Bespoke suit and custom tailoring experience for men • Breakup Box – Gift box for newly-single women • Cocomama Foods – Gluten-free breakfast cereal • Ministry of Supply – High-tech men’s business apparel • Plug Love – Decorative …