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Restaurants in High Demand for New Developments

Millennium Tower restaurant

Luxury amenities in new developments are becoming more common and increasingly important to residents and developers.

One of the top amenities seeing a major increase throughout Boston is upscale restaurants built into new residential developments.

By incorporating a restaurant into a luxury residential development, they are adding another level to the generic high-rise and making it into a community and giving residents easy access to another high level service.

Many new developments in Boston are bringing in luxury brands and head chefs to up the ante and attract more residents.

One of the largest scale developments utilizing this is Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing. PABU, led by award-winning chef Michael Mina, will open in the building this fall, but residents will also be able to experience the delicious cooking privately in the building’s owners’ lounge. Pre-measured ingredients will also be available for residents who prefer to cook on their own.

The Van Ness in Fenway is hoping to become a dining destination with several chef driven restaurant concepts and Porto has just recently opened in the Avalon in Back Bay.

Fuji at Ink Block Map

Ink Block is a major complex in the South End that has really focused on creating a neighborhood feeling within the development, including opening Bar Menzanna, designed with residents and the success of the restaurant in mind.

By giving residents not only close access to highly sought after chefs and restaurants, but also the ability to gain private access or extra privileges is something that makes their new home even more valuable.

High rise development in Boston is booming and with more people spending more money on dining out, this was the logical step for most developers to make.

View all of these new developments and more here.

Contact our advisors for more information on new developments in Boston and advice on finding your new home today.

Fuji Brings Asian Fare to Ink Block

Fuji at Ink Block

Ink Block is not only one of the most exciting new residential developments this year, but it has continued to bring with it a huge range of new restaurants and exciting retail space.

Fuji at Ink Block Map

One of the newest additions is Fuji at Ink Block, scheduled to open on August 1st.

Fuji brings with it a fleet of sushi boats, fine Asian fare, Sichuan entrees, soups, salads, dumplings and even more.

The JP Fuji Group ventured into the Boston restaurant world almost 20 years ago and this is an exciting addition coming to the South End.

The group began in Quincy and now have nine restaurants throughout the area, with this new addition at Ink Block making it 10.

Once the restaurant opens you can experience all of the delicious food from 11am to 1am seven days a week.

Contact us for more information about making Ink Block your new home!

New Urban Park Coming to the South End

South End Urban Park development

An exciting new urban park is coming to the South End thanks to the developers of the popular Ink Block community.

National Development, along with MassDOT, are planning to revitalize a long-neglected area of the city, according to the Boston Herald.

Beneath a raised portion of Interstate 93, there are plans to create a new park complete with: a boardwalk, waterside performance space, basketball court, bike paths, a dog park and a community event space.

The I-93 underpass between Albany Street and Frontage Road is known for high levels of crime, however through this redevelopment they hope to bridge the South End and South Boston and transform the space.

This urban park will compliment the new development in the area and offer a new and exciting community space.

South End Urban park Plans

The park opening schedule and list of activities is expected to be announced next spring and will hold a minimum of 24 events a year.

The popular South End Open Market that is currently held at Ink Block could also potentially relocate to the park once it is complete.

The park will encourage pedestrian and bike traffic, while the boardwalk will specifically provide a connection between the South End and South Boston by connecting to an exciting walkway to South Station.

Plans also include a 24-hour parking lot for 176 cars.

Find out more information about living at Ink Block here. Contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com today to find out about all of the new developments in the South End!

345 Harrison Development Has Broken Ground

345 Harrison Ave South End

Ground has officially been broken for the new development at 345 Harrison Avenue in the South End.

The proposal outlines two residential buildings with 602 rental units and ground floor retail space and construction has officially begun.

The location of the new development is right on the edge of the Chinatown and Downtown neighborhoods.

345 Harrison

The project aims to enhance the surrounding area as well as bringing more residential units to the South End.

The two buildings will be 14 and 13 stories with an open pedestrian walkway between the two buildings.

345 Harrison is conveniently located along major MBTA bus routes and close to the Silver Line, close to the other new development, Ink Block.

The building will include an underground parking garage with space for 275 cars and 325 bicycles along William Mullins Way.

The building is still looking for name suggestions, asking for suggestions to be tweeted using the hashtag #Lovefor345Name and #Lovefor345Amenity.

345 Harrison is expected to be open in early 2018 and pre-leasing has already begun.

Contact us at contact@advisorsliving.com for more info!

South End Open Market debuts at InkBlock

South End Open Markets at Ink Block

The beginning of May marks the opening of the South End Open Market at InkBlock.

Operated by New England Open Markets, this eclectic collection of food and art has relocated to the newly developed Ink Block neighborhood.

Residents and visitors to the South End can enjoy the market every Sunday from May to October. There will be 15 to 20 of Boston’s best food trucks serving up something from every kind of cuisine. The South End Farmers Market is the perfect place to get locally grown produce, flowers, plants and gourmet speciality items. When you’ve had enough food the South End Arts Market features everything handmade from the top makers and designers in the region.

With the opening of the 13th season for the South End Open Market, the new location highlights the incredible residential space and adds an exciting event for residents and visitors every Sunday.

For full details and list of vendors please visit New England Open Markets.

Which of the three InkBlock buildings is perfect for you? Read about them all here.

Ink Block Series: 3 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 1 Ink and 2 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.

3 Ink offers more refined finishes with warm light wood cabinets and quartz countertops. It’s warm, flexible and functional!

3 INK is located just past an area of parking from 1 INK and 2 INK with an urban style all its own. More refined finishes compliment these units, cozied with a warm color palette, these units feature light wood cabinets and functional spaces. Chic and sophisticated over the edgy modern designs of its two counterparts (1 INK and 2 INK), these units provide a quiet retreat on the outer edges of Boston’s city. Gato eatery and Joe’s are tucked under the residences, giving South End city dwellers access to all of the luxury amenities in this vibrant neighborhood.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Ink Block Series: 2 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 1 Ink and 3 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.

2 INK

2 Ink is our edgiest building with open floor plans and industrial chic designs that feature artsy, streamlined finishes with bold black cabinets and highly contrasting colors.

Similar to that of 1 Ink, its counterpart 2 Ink connects residents with a skyline pool and outdoor entertainment lounge. The distinguishing features of this block are the open floor plans and edgy designs. Industrial chic with streamlined finishes and bold black cabinets accent these units. Painted with contrasting colors and featuring artsy, streamlined finishes, 2 Ink brings edgy, sophistication indoors.

Nestled just below these units, Whole Foods sees residents and local shoppers milling in and out of its doors and the local retail space neighboring it.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Ink Block Series: 1 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 2 Ink and 3 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.


1 INK

1 Ink offers upscale, spacious floor plans, sleek modern kitchens and floor to ceiling windows with wide open views of the downtown skyline.

1 Ink is the main complex of units at Ink Block. Accenting these spaces are floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the Boston skyline from sunset to sunrise. Sleek modern kitchens and upscale, spacious open floor plans bring modern touches to this historic neighborhood.

Steps from the SoWa market and ShrINK fitness classes are the beginning of the amenities offered by Ink Block. Galleries and studio spaces for local artists paint the sidewalks of this South End neighborhood. SoWa market draws residents from all neighborhoods of Boston to find local artistry, food trucks and antiques are part of the charm of this neighborhood. Available on site car detailing, apartment cleaning, dry cleaning and grocery delivery are just a few of the luxury amenities offered to residents. A skyline pool and outdoor entertainment lounge are located on this block.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Take a Tour Down Harrison Ave in Boston’s South End Part 2

South End SOWA Market

Courtesy of Google Maps

Tour the streets of Boston’s South End with Advisors Living as we spot the new developments paving the streets of this sought-after neighborhood. Read the first part of this series here.

south end new developmentsWaiting at the light to cross the street towards Peter’s Park, the sign for Gaslight Brasserie du Coin looms up ahead. A busy spot for classic French fare, the Gaslight attracts South End residents for a cool, sophisticated feel with a round bar and large restaurant filling the interior space.

It is just beyond those doors that you find the heartbeat of the South End. SOWA Market to your right hums with people picking up groceries from the small businesses framing the farmer’s market. Residents wend their way through the variety of food trucks parked out front, bringing gourmet grilled cheese, crepes and Korean BBQ to the typically full parking lot. Art-goers grab artisanal coffee in the galleries before browsing the artist studios in the upper levels of nearby buildings. Antique shopping sits on the ground floor of these same spaces and small craft storeowners peddle their wares outside in the open-air market.

To the left sits the new construction of the Jordan Lofts at 477-481 Harrison Avenue, a complex of luxury condominiums. 18 units are located in the space and 20 parking spaces accompany the building. Recently converted boutique condominiums, the Jordan Lofts formerly served as horse stables for retailers Jordan Marsh & Company, bringing a touch of history to the red-bricked buildings of the South End.

Tucked behind Harrison Avenue on the street running parallel at 275 Albany Street, The Troy tower overlooks the South End, housing 380 luxury residences. With a fitness center and roof terrace, The Troy brings height to the South End with extensive views of the Boston city skyline.

Turning on to Traveler Street back towards Harrison Avenue leads you to the 300 block. It is here at 345 Harrison Avenue you find the construction of two residential buildings with 560 rental units and ground-floor shops and retail businesses.

Just across the street sits Ink Block, a luxury condominium complex with three buildings each with their own unique style. Residents travel across the complex, making their way to 1 Ink, 2 Ink and 3 Ink, forming a community all their own. A Whole Foods, a Turnstyle Cycle studio and restaurant space are located on the ground levels of these residences. Ink Block adds a contemporary vibrancy to the South End, hosting movie nights on the lawn, housing a skyline pool and offering fitness classes called ShrINK. Sepia and Siena are the newest luxury condominiums to join the Ink Block complex, combining high-style architecture and access to all of the boutiques, shops, dining and vibrancy that the South End has to offer.

The South End continues to hum and bustle with new luxury residences, dining and retailers from boutiques to high-end shops, making it a beloved destination for Boston residents.

Make the South End your new home. View luxury condominiums and apartments in Boston’s South End. Email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

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Take a Tour Down Harrison Ave in Boston’s South End Part 1

Google Maps Harrison Ave

Courtesy of Google Maps

Tour the streets of Boston’s South End with Advisors Living as we spot the new developments paving the streets of this sought-after neighborhood. Read the second part of this series here.

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 11.31.58 AMCrossing Massachusetts Avenue to the tree-lined streets of Harrison Avenue, the Boston Medical Center rises to your right, busy with residents and physicians milling in and out.

Walking down Harrison Avenue, you’re met with an array of businesses, hospitals, brunch spots, and architecturally brilliant churches and brownstones. At 775 Harrison Avenue sits the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the proposed site for a redeveloped 62-unit condominium. This is the second church-to-condo development project within the South End. The first being The Lucas located just Northeast of this property.

As you look to your left and duck into the neighboring offshoots of streets you stumble across some of Boston’s best kept brunch secrets. The South End Buttery is tucked off on one of these small side streets, filled with the clattering of brunch and laughter from local residents. Tremont street dazzles with boutiques and a posh nightlife, housing local favorites like that of the speakeasy Beehive and pizza restaurant Picco. As you make your way back to Harrison Avenue and continue East, to your right sits 600 Harrison Avenue. 600 Harrison Avenue is one of the many new luxury apartment developments planned for Boston’s South End with 160 apartments, an expansive roof deck, retail space and parking.

At the intersection of Harrison Avenue and East Dedham Street begins the proposed Harrison-Albany Corridor, a 14,000 square feet of retail space and 40,000 square feet of office space with an underground garage. Not yet built, but looking to integrate within the vibrant fabric of the South End neighborhood, the mixed-use space will cover the expanse of several city blocks bringing residential, retail and cultural space to the area. A 19-story South End building could house luxury apartments becoming the tallest new construction in the neighborhood, bringing 710 units to the area.

More and more mixed-use space is moving to the South End. Several blocks further you find Boston’s newest luxury complex Ink Block with a style all its own. Tune in next week for the second part covering Ink Block and more in Boston’s South End neighborhood.)

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600 Harrison Ave

Harrison-Albany Corridor

The Cosmopolitan

The Lucas

Ink Block

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