Friday, June 14, 2013
Industry News: New England
Dramshop Hospitality has opened the 2,400 s/f Union Fish Seafood & Raw Bar at the Launch at Hingham Shipyard. The Boston-based restaurant management group operates the Union Fish in Plymouth, the Regal Beagle in Brookline and Church Restaurant & Nightclub in Boston’s Fenway...Staples will open a 17,500 s/f flagship store this fall at One Washington Mall in the former Newbury Comics space, as well as a portion of the second floor, to create a superstore similar to the one it operates in Manhattan. The space had been vacant for nearly four years. Staples plans to close its store on nearby Court Street...Cabela’s will open an 88,000 s/f store in Berlin, MA in the spring of 2015, the chain’s first MA location, in the Highland Commons Shopping Center...Plans for a 400,000 s/f shopping area and “lifestyle center” called Sharon Commons in Sharon, MA, first proposed in 2007, are inching closer to viability. Target and BJs have signed leases and would like to open in the fall of 2014...Boston real estate concern Bollard Group is reportedly marketing a $300 million portfolio of 24 retail properties, nearly all of which are based in MA. The portfolio’s non-MA assets include 3 sites in NJ and CT...Henry Bear’s Park, a chain of three toy stores, is for sale. The store was founded by Sally Lesser 37 years ago, and she plans to retire. Lesser has stores in Cambridge, Arlington and Brookline, MA...Legal Sea Foods will open a 5,600 s/f restaurant at the Millennium Place condominium tower nearing completion at the edge of Boston’s Chinatown, expected to open this fall...Barry’s Bootcamp will open its first New England franchise in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, a 5,100 s/f exercise studio at 30 Chauncy St.