0 Downtown Crossing gets a Taste of France

Baked goods have a new meaning at 1 Boston Place.  The 126 year old firm knows a thing or two about macaroons and croissants.

French Restaurant in downtown crossing Boston

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The Boston Business Journal notes, “Paul, a 126-year-old French bakery, is officially opening its Downtown Crossing location at 201 Washington St…The Downtown Crossing location will have a full-service restaurant — a first for the 126-year-old bakery — inside and out on the 50-seat terrace at One Boston Place.”

You can read more about Paul, the newest French restaurant to grace the hub, on the BBJ.

0 Boston Financial District Lands new Soup Restaurant

Looking for a free lunch?  Stop by the newest eatery in the Financial District at 185 Franklin Street on Wednesday January 21st from noon to 2 PM.

Soup Spot in Boston's financial district

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From Bostinno.Streetwise:

For those unfamiliar with Hale and Hearty Soups, the chain has numerous locations throughout Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn, New York. The restaurant serves up several “everyday soups” as well as a variety of rotating “daily specials.” In addition to soup, Hale and Hearty also offers sandwiches, salads and sweets. Take a peek at their menu, here.

0 Recounting the Transformation of Fenway

Vision, patience and persistence have given Steven Samuels high marks in the real estate community with his transformation for the Fenway.

Van Ness in Fenway during construction

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Boston Magazine put together an editorial that tracks Samuels’s personal development along with that of Fenway. Here’s an excerpt:

But the Verb and the new Fenway also tell a story about how to amass power in the most elegant of ways. Since acquiring his first Fenway properties more than 14 years ago, Samuels has united the neighborhood’s middle-class residents with top-tier financiers and the city’s notoriously fickle bureaucracy to arrive at a workable vision of what this dump of a place could become.

The full editorial is available on BostonMagazine.

0 WeWork Plans Café Across from South Station in Boston

shared office space in cambridge

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Café owners lookout; a new provider is opening up with its own customer base.  WeWork continues to forge ahead and cater to the customer by offering additional services at street level  The latest venue is a Café’, by no sense is this a new concept, but it is if you are in the temporary office space business.  This fulfills two goals; first more services to its existing customer base.  Second; a street level presence to attract new customers.  Banking has also seen this in Café 360 by Capital One.

Bostinno.StreetWise.co is reporting a “Small scoop here: In the midst of a Boston expansion, WeWork has also taken street-level retail space in the Hub. The company plans to open a coffee shop at 745 Atlantic Ave., a few floors below its shared workspace in the same building…This sets up a potential barista duel for the hearts and minds of downtown Boston’s startup set. Cambridge Innovation Center, another shared workspace, is also developing a café project on the ground floor of its 60,000-square-foot Boston facility at 50 Milk Street. CIC’s founder and chief executive, Tim Rowe, demurred about a date for its opening.”

The full article details WeWork’s cafe project as well as how it fits in with its larger corporate strategy. You can read it on Bostinno.Streetwise.