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Old 10-05-2017, 04:11 PM   #261
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If you don't want to do that there is a workaround. I set up internet explorer to delete all cookie and other saved information every time I close the browser. So whenever i want to look at the globe I switch from my normal browser (chrome) to IE.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:00 PM   #262
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Bisnow got an interview with the CEO and Samuels...sounds like Time Out is going to launch a Boston version of the magazine, and vendors are selected based on how well they are reviewed (or at least partially that way):

https://www.bisnow.com/boston/news/r...79974?rt=48563
It's a very interesting approach to running a food hall. It is supposed to be some sort of local culinary meritocracy whereby vendors earn the opportunity to run a stall. It's designed to prevent pay-to-play / ensure high quality food.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:09 PM   #263
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It's a very interesting approach to running a food hall. It is supposed to be some sort of local culinary meritocracy whereby vendors earn the opportunity to run a stall. It's designed to prevent pay-to-play / ensure high quality food.
But it also means that only established, well-known chefs will be able to run a stall.

A stall in a food hall would be the perfect spot for an up-and-comer who doesn't have the experience of running his/her own restaurant, but with this "only 4- and 5-star" model it sounds like the hall won't be open to that sort of chef.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:08 PM   #264
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But it also means that only established, well-known chefs will be able to run a stall.

A stall in a food hall would be the perfect spot for an up-and-comer who doesn't have the experience of running his/her own restaurant, but with this "only 4- and 5-star" model it sounds like the hall won't be open to that sort of chef.
I took a look at their NYC ratings and it seems like they have a lot of down to earth restaurants rated at 4-5 stars. Granted we won't be seeing any Singapore-style hawker food stalls where it's just one random guy making amazing food, but I'm happy they're at least trying to make the food as high quality as possible. The worst case scenario would be another Quincy Market.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:03 AM   #265
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^ Jumbo has a point, but what I believe they are going for is: "sample the best of [city] under one roof". It is meant to be somewhat of a showcase - almost like a live version of a restaurant guide. So yes, there's definitely an element of establishing oneself with hopes to earn entry. But from my experience in Lisbon, the stalls definitely weren't limited to multi-restaurant uberchefs...the whole point of the business model is there might be these great hole-in-the-wall places that are tough to get to, but you can sample their offerings here.

Not saying it's the best model, but it is unique, and its a vast improvement over corporatized food courts.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:04 PM   #266
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according to the Globe 401 Park was approved last week.


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Builders with permitted sites from Dorchester to the Fenway to downtown are also weighing whether to go the spec route.

Were actively discussing it, said Peter Sougarides, executive vice president at Samuels & Associates, which on Thursday won city approvals for a 14-story office building at Landmark Center in the Fenway. Its a very unique time in the marketplace for Boston. We have some very large users who are ready to go.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...o3K/story.html

http://www.bldup.com/projects/landmark-center-expansion
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:15 PM   #267
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Remember when we DID have a Time Out?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:19 PM   #268
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From the bldup link posted above:









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Old 12-04-2017, 09:29 PM   #269
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I bet this black metal look with mullion bar windows will get played out like offset windows, but I really like it. We have a few down here in the Meatpacking that pull it off quite well.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:15 AM   #270
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I like the design, too. Just wish we still had the housing....
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:47 PM   #271
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That'll do nicely.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:24 PM   #272
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All that housing @ retail seemed like a natural fit..... would have been a great place for people to call home.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:33 PM   #273
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^ I think it's a pretty safe bet that once "Phase II" is complete we'll see a residential "Phase III" proposed for the NW portion of this site along the GL tracks where BB&B is now.

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Old 12-06-2017, 01:44 PM   #274
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^ I think it's a pretty safe bet that once "Phase II" is complete we'll see a residential "Phase III" proposed for the NW portion of this site along the GL tracks where BB&B is now.
I agree. They didn't cancel that portion of the project, only postponed it.
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:06 AM   #275
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There will be two "pods" for food/drink in front of Landmark Center - they're taking submission ideas now: https://www.thefenwaypods.com/
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:09 PM   #276
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From the bldup link posted above:

I love it! It feels distinct, weighty, and modern, yet I can't help but be reminded of One Liberty Plaza in downtown Manhattan.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:16 AM   #277
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It's the big brother to 10 Farnsworth St.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:23 AM   #278
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Looks very nice. Love the nod to industrial windows.

Interesting to notice how the design - at first glance - makes the floor number look like half of what it actually is due to the window divisions only every other floor.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #279
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I'm gonna start calling that move the Boston window. It's the architectural equivalent of your mom telling the person at the ticket counter you were still 9 so you could get children's prices even though you were clearly in middle school.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:16 AM   #280
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I'm gonna start calling that move the Boston window. It's the architectural equivalent of your mom telling the person at the ticket counter you were still 9 so you could get children's prices even though you were clearly in middle school.
If only the FAA requirements were based on windows instead of feet!
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