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Old 01-07-2019, 02:34 PM   #3321
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Re: Downtown Crossing

That vacant corner of the Lafayette Corporate Center was supposed to be a Kings-like venue, but the deal fell apart.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:36 PM   #3322
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Agree those are all fun to do while drinking. ... but it occurs to me that those all also take up a lot of space that is going to seriously hit ROI given high rents and liquor license costs.

We should expect to see those wherever the new hipster frontier is now that Somerville and Eastie have gone full-Gentry....Chelsea? Lowell? Worcester?
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:02 PM   #3323
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union square somerville is, for all intents and purposes, boston
Agreed. But what I said still stands, there's nothing of the sort in Central Boston (Downtown/Back Bay/Seaport and environs). Union, especially without the GLX, is out of the way for people living in/staying in the downtown area. Hell, I live in Somerville (between Davis and Teele), and Union isn't convenient.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:03 PM   #3324
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That is a great transition between two buildings.
In our office ...we call that "the art of not being there". Underappreciated, but very satisfying to do right.

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Old 01-07-2019, 04:41 PM   #3325
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Agree those are all fun to do while drinking. ... but it occurs to me that those all also take up a lot of space that is going to seriously hit ROI given high rents and liquor license costs.

We should expect to see those wherever the new hipster frontier is now that Somerville and Eastie have gone full-Gentry....Chelsea? Lowell? Worcester?
It is sort of a paradox that because suburbs offer lower rents, youll find more innovative entertainment options
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:43 PM   #3326
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That vacant corner of the Lafayette Corporate Center was supposed to be a Kings-like venue, but the deal fell apart.
Yeah, so, about the owner of that "Kings-like venue":

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mattstroud/latitude-360

And this:

https://triblive.com/local/allegheny...rns-himself-in

Methinks DTX is much better as things are now, with the LCC vacancy merely persisting--instead of having to deal with the spectacularly toxic fallout from this "mini-Bernie Madoff" (as termed in the BuzzFeed article).
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