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Old 06-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #3441
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Re: Millennium Tower - Filene's

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That's the one I went to.... never again.
Personal opinion yes, but awful store.
My personal experiences have been quite good recently, but that's not the whole point here. Roche Bros. is a local company which puts a quality product and shopping experience up against Wegmans and Whole Foods. That's a good enough reason to support them in my eyes. Why should we hope for a national chain when our own Boston version does the same thing just as well?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:28 AM   #3442
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Re: Millennium Tower - Filene's

IAM thinksin 7/leven SeRVICe sehr gut! wanTsing roaches needs 1) ALLOGOTor clip so NEdsing Hom DePOT 2) could BuY POTT at 7/11 at TRannyspo bUilDing . Butt. NoT so MUch now. BIG hole no FOOD
BUT. MUNchy pRobslem. NOOO traitor JOE. went to CArre-4 aafew tIMEs. BUT serviCio nadA BIEN. beside not Travailing nOw
alDI SEHR GUT. WHTTSA MATTER Wit REWE?
BUT. YOU being BONE heaDS wit DrUgsling talk. NO BRAINER of NO boNEr
so NO PROCRASTIBATIN!!!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #3443
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alDI SEHR GUT. WHTTSA MATTER Wit REWE?
Nein! Aldi ist schlecht. REWE ist so-la-la und Kaisers ist sehr gut.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:19 AM   #3444
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What exactly is the code bostonbred uses? I feel so left out haha
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #3445
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What exactly is the code bostonbred uses? I feel so left out haha
His German is usually fluent and grammatically correct. English is a general, but amusing mess. Every so often he'll throw in some Spanish or French to spice it up.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #3446
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I admit that I was irked by BostonBred in the past, but I am a true converted BostonBred appreciator!
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #3447
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PROCRASTIBATIN
Is anybody else old enough to remember Sniglets? This would be in the Sniglet hall of fame.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #3448
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His German is usually fluent and grammatically correct. English is a general, but amusing mess. Every so often he'll throw in some Spanish or French to spice it up.
ah ok, I saw the German, but thought the switching between capital letters was part of some snazzy code I was unaware of.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #3449
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Is anybody else old enough to remember Sniglets? This would be in the Sniglet hall of fame.
I had a "Bazookacidal Tendencies" Sniglet hanging up for years....
His is right up there.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #3450
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Roche Bros. upscale? It's pretty middle of the road I think. They have a more upmarket brand called Sudbury Farms, which might be a better fit for the location for the name alone (can't believe "Roach Bros." ever made it as a business.)
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #3451
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Web Site:
http://dev.roninadv.com/mtbretail/

Retail Brochure:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/MillenniumT...m_medium=email
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:51 AM   #3452
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That retail website (with the bizarre, confusing site address...) is pretty cool: I had not previously seen a site that "moves" left and right as you scroll down.

Anyway, it also contains a gem or two of somewhat-prevaricating adman speak:

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"Daniel H. Burnham (18461912) is considered one of America's most important architects. ... Today, Burnham is best remembered for his iconic Flatiron Building, New York (1901); Union Station, Washington, D.C. (1909); and Filene's Department Store, Boston (1912)."
Right. Filene's is a fine building and iconic for people in Massachusetts, but I think that Burnham is remembered slightly more for, um, building Chicago than for Filene's.

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"With the addition of the new $630 million Millennium Tower Boston, the City of Boston will witness the transformation and reawakening of the once-legendary Downtown Crossing neighborhood."
Did it stop being "legendary"? And if you're trying to lure retailers to your building, why tell them that it's located in, effectively, a faded, dumpy area that *used to be* "legendary"?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #3453
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Roche Bros. upscale? It's pretty middle of the road I think. They have a more upmarket brand called Sudbury Farms, which might be a better fit for the location for the name alone (can't believe "Roach Bros." ever made it as a business.)
In my experience (working in the beverage industry), Roche Bros is, relatively speaking, upscale. Sudbury Farms might be more so, but I'd put Roche a step above Shaws and Hannafords.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #3454
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My personal experiences have been quite good recently, but that's not the whole point here. Roche Bros. is a local company which puts a quality product and shopping experience up against Wegmans and Whole Foods. That's a good enough reason to support them in my eyes. Why should we hope for a national chain when our own Boston version does the same thing just as well?
I can't think of one thing that Roche does better than Wegman's.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:26 PM   #3455
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #3456
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I'm glad that head house is getting redone. I don't mind stealing good ideas from other cities but that may be a bit too 'on the nose'.

Also, it's not the best angle but I can already tell I'm really going to miss the 1905 facade.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #3457
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Yea I agree I like that facade
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:29 AM   #3458
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I notice in this rendering that Washington street is fully closed off with posts/barriers. I am cool with that but I imagine that some of the businesses on the street that rely on deliveries would not be so pleased.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #3459
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Some posts are retractable to allow for vehicle passage during certain hours.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #3460
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Fantastic. My brain is starting to hurt imagining this... what an upgrade to that lousy stretch of DTX (aside from Chacarero)! I like that set of steps to sit on, just like the TKTS booth in Times Square.


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I'm glad that head house is getting redone. I don't mind stealing good ideas from other cities but that may be a bit too 'on the nose'.

Also, it's not the best angle but I can already tell I'm really going to miss the 1905 facade.
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