The longtime home of legendary Boston seafood restaurant Anthony’s Pier 4 is rapidly transforming into a luxury condominium complex, and the site’s developer just landed a lease with farm-to-table restaurateur Kristin Canty.
Interest is strong for the Pier 4 condos, said Janice Dumont, CEO of AdvisorsLiving. The firm, which is the residential division of Boston Realty Advisors, is the exclusive sales and marketing agent of the nine-story, 106-unit complex.
Pier 4, a nine story, 106-unit luxury condominium building, will open in late 2018 at the former Anthony’s Pier 4 site in Boston. Tishman Speyer is developing the complex, which was designed by SHoP Architects in collaboration with Boston-based CBT.
“Given the nostalgia of the site, and the fact that so many people have had wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, confirmations, at the site, it’s been very exciting,” Dumont said in an interview with the Business Journal.
Two-bedroom units at Pier 4 will start at $2 million-plus. Each home has its own private outdoor space and water views, and penthouse units will feature private roof decks. Amenities include an outdoor terrace, an outdoor seating and dining area with a fire pit, virtual golf and 24-hour concierge services from First Service Residential.
Starbucks is a staple in most Boston neighborhoods, but two new possible openings are being very differently received.
The first is in Seaport, where the brand is looking to open their sixth location in the area.
Soon coffee lovers in the area will be able to visit the premium Starbucks location at 101 Seaport, as a part of the 17-story office building that is home to the headquarters of PwC.
Opening this summer, this location will feature the brand’s reserve coffee blends that come from Starbucks’ flagship roasting home in Seattle.
This Seaport location comes along with a huge amount of retail openings in that area and hasn’t received any negative feedback about the opening.
In Southie, residents aren’t so excited about the idea of a Starbucks coming to their neighborhood.
The plans for the chain coffee-shop to open at 749 East Broadway have already been denied once at the beginning of this month, due to residents disapproval and the fear that it would disrupt locally owned coffee shops in the area.
Those behind the disapproval are also worried about the possibility of increased traffic at the already busy corner.
Despite these concerns Starbucks is not giving up that easy and have already appealed the rejection, however it is not clear when the proposal will be reconsidered. A spokeswoman for Starbucks has voiced how this proposal can bring something to the community, yet most residents still don’t seem to be on board.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Starbucks will hurt local coffee shops or is it something every neighborhood needs? Let us know!
319A Street, cradled in Fort Point, is a chic and contemporary loft-style building, designed with modernity in mind, yet staying true to the industrial history of the neighborhood. As residents enter through the lobby, they’re met with the industrial spirit and detail of the building’s past. Exposed bricks and beams are seen throughout the space and high ceilings sweep the interior with natural light. Inside the units, polished chrome fixtures, zebrawood finished cabinets and black granite countertops bring in the modern touches.
Originally built in 1914 by the Boston Wharf Company, 319A Street was the site to Kistler Leather Co.’s manufacturing facilities for the leather soles of shoes. 319A Street embraces the sophisticated and refined elements of the building, maintaining the heart of its history while bringing in functional, modern spaces. A freight elevator shaft is repurposed for cozy brick dens in a number of units, sliding tinned pulley doors mark the corridors, and tin shutters welcome residents to the lobby floor.
A roof deck gives residents breathtaking views of the surrounding neighborhood and Boston skyline. An indoor bike storage system and covered drive-through provides residents with updated amenities for all of the comforts of loft-style living.
The neighborhood of Fort Point just outside 319A Street’s walls is home to New England’s most established artists communities. A short distance down the street the Boston’s Children Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art sit along the waterfront. District Hall, Boston’s newest innovation space is a few steps down the street on Seaport Boulevard. Restaurants such as Gather, oyster bar Row 34 and Bastille Kitchen, a contemporary French bistro, dot the sidewalks of the ever-evolving Seaport neighborhood. 319A Street houses its own fine dining with an on-site restaurant developed by the team from the Ceia Kitchen + Bar in Newburyport.
319A Street is a new development coming to market in 2016. 319A Street will have 48 unit loft-style condos from studios to two-bedroom units available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving a home at 319A Street.