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Old 01-19-2019, 12:19 AM   #4381
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A popular New York City ice cream shop best known for serving its soft-serve in Japanese-style fish-shaped cones will open a location in Boston later this year. Taiyaki NYC, which has two New York locations as well as one each in Miami and Toronto, is coming to the Seaport District next.

Taiyaki NYC will land at 121 Seaport Blvd., near several other New York-born chains, including Fuku and By Chloe.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:26 AM   #4382
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Mission Hill is getting a board game bar. Tavern of Tales (1478 Tremont St., Boston, near the Roxbury Crossing T stop) will offer an immersive board gaming experience, featuring games that include sound effects, music, and narration, according to the bar’s operations director, Christy Henry.

The bar is the first of its kind, per Henry, and it was the “brainchild of the owner, Nicholas Chen, who developed the idea during his time at Boston University.” Chen is a sound designer by trade.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:15 AM   #4383
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Also, Askenazy has not really been that innovative and hasn't done much to improve the property beyond some signs. To my mind, they've been a real disappointment as an operator. Given the number of people who go through that space everyday it could be amazing.
Askenazy said it would be more local, but their first new tenants were Uniqlo and Sephora, which just increased the generic mall ambiance. I miss the little shops that used to be upstairs in the North & South market buildings... they had unique, local products but were replaced with office space and chain stores (including Disney and Urban Outfitters).

They need to offer some kind of local product incubation scheme if they want to make it more attractive. It's ironic that the Boston Public Market has supported those kind of tenants but the historic Quincy Market hasn't.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:39 PM   #4384
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Askenazy said it would be more local, but their first new tenants were Uniqlo and Sephora, which just increased the generic mall ambiance. I miss the little shops that used to be upstairs in the North & South market buildings... they had unique, local products but were replaced with office space and chain stores (including Disney and Urban Outfitters).

They need to offer some kind of local product incubation scheme if they want to make it more attractive. It's ironic that the Boston Public Market has supported those kind of tenants but the historic Quincy Market hasn't.
They also need innovations like pop-up restaurants to enliven the quick bite scene.
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