Business

First Three Restaurants in Assembly Row

Legal Sea Foods, Burger Dive and Papagayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar will open restaurants in Assembly Row, developers Federal Realty Investment Trust announced today. The trio mark the first restaurant announcements for Assembly Row. Legal’s restaurant will be one of its Legal C Bars, which are considered trendy and urban spinoffs of the popular […]


Assembling the Pieces

  On April 30, with media abound and the site abuzz, officials from the state, the MBTA and Assembly Row developers Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT) joined City officials for a groundbreaking ceremony at Assembly Row. Construction was already underway at the time, but the formal ceremony provided an opportunity to celebrate that the project, […]


How Many Dunkin Donuts Are in Somerville?

  I was biking around last weekend and, as if awakening from an orange and brown hypnosis, I suddenly realized: There are a hell of a lot of Dunkin Donuts stores in this city. Now, a heavy prevalence of Canton-based Dunkin in a Boston-abutting city is hardly that surprising. But just because Boston boasts, according to the […]


Two Squares. One Ward.

  Located down the street northbound from the proposed Lowell Street Green Line station, Magoun Square has struggled to keep tenants in its buildings over the past decade. During daytime hours, foot traffic is usually limited to the occasional dog and its walker. Business owners wonder what it will take to bring commerce to their […]


Still waiting…

  On Nov. 2, 2006, the 4-month-old Somerville Life Sciences Collaborative (SLSC) hosted a morning gala titled “Meet the Stem Cell Experts.” SLSC, consisting of members of Mayor Joe Curtatone’s administration, representatives of Tufts University, and Bedford Stem Cell Research (17 Herbert St.) director Ann Kiessling, saw the event as an opportunity to tout the […]


The Path to Progress?

  Waste Management (WM), a $14-billion company with an excellent reputation for social responsibility, operates a trash transfer station at 10 Poplar St in the Inner Belt-Brickbottom area. Widely recognized for its employee treatment, specifically its openness to the veteran, LGBT and minority workforces, WM has also made the city more than $7 million in […]