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By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:32 am

WBZ reports a Chicago company has laid out $40 million for the parking lot on Newbury Street at Dartmouth Street that once had an amazing mural as a neighbor. No word on the new owner's plans, but WBZ notes the company specializes in retail development - and one might assume a company doesn't just sign over $40 million to keep parking cars.

By adamg - 3/27/19 - 10:22 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved a proposal by Lululemon to include a cafe inside the new two-story store it's outfitting at 210-214 Newbury St., after hearing that the idea is to make life easier on people who don't have long enough lunch breaks to shop for athleisurewear and then go somewhere else for something to eat. Once the store moves from its current location down the street, Lululemonistas will be able to pick up both athletic wear and some prepared food to take back to the office.

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 1:40 pm

A man didn't like being told he couldn't vape inside Stephanie's on Newbury Street, so after threatening the manager who asked him to stop, he pushed the manager into a high-top table, then aimed three three punches at him, landing at least one on the manager's temple. Read more.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

By adamg - 3/13/19 - 12:55 pm

The City Council agreed today to take a look at how to make Newbury Street safe for pedestrians - especially those in wheelchairs or pushing strollers - on sidewalks increasingly cluttered with signboards advertising local shops. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 5:03 pm

The Boston Guardian reports that Posman Books, which currently has stores in New York and Atlanta, will open a store at 129 Newbury Street in June.

By adamg - 1/10/19 - 4:56 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted permission to restaurateur Robert Weintraub and chef Michael Serpa to open a Parisian-style bistro, called Grand Tour, at 314 Newbury St., at Hereford St. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/18 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of project from Newbury Street

Instead of a view of sky and the turnpike, people on Newbury Street could see this.

A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/18 - 5:38 pm
Fire on Newbury Street

Flaming HVAC. Photo by Pat Kinsel.

WHDH reports two HVAC units on the roof of 205 Newbury St. caught on fire late this afternoon but that Boston firefighters doused the blaze quickly.

Jan watched the smoke rise from the Hancock Building: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/18 - 2:13 pm

Ed. note: Address corrected.

The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/18 - 10:11 am

The mayor's office reports Newbury Street will shut to motor vehicles between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9, as part of the third annual summer "Open Newbury Street." Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/18 - 10:49 am

UPDATE: The restaurant got the hot water back on and a health inspector gave it permission to reopen.

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered Beantown Pho and Grill, 272 Newbury St., closed until it gets a plumber in to restore its hot water. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/18 - 2:15 pm
Turkey on a ledge

David Schachner looked out his office window, on the fifth floor of 359 Newbury St., shortly after 1 p.m. and came face to face with a turkey.

He reports that the turkey has since hit the ground like a sack of wet cement flown away.

By adamg - 3/14/18 - 12:09 am
Newbury Street in the snow

Laura Manning strolled down Newbury Street Tuesday afternoon.

By adamg - 3/12/18 - 9:53 am
Empty storefronts on Newbury Street

Jonathan Berk recently walked up Newbury Street and spotted a lot of empty storefronts. But is it as bad as it seems? Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 6:26 pm
Trident Book

Photo by Trident.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe reports a small fire on its second floor around midnight has shut it indefinitely. Trident reports that while the fire itself did little damage, the water used to put it out caused significant damage.

The bookstore reports, however, it is continuing to sell books online as it works to get back in business on Newbury Street.

By adamg - 1/30/18 - 11:40 am

A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/17 - 11:52 pm
Oliver Curme

Oliver Curme during his zoning performance yesterday.

Video of Oliver Curme's hate-filled diatribe against Army vets with PTSD, people in wheelchairs, people with MS and "cadaverous" breast-cancer patients in "ridiculous turbans" he said would use a proposed medical-marijuana dispensary on Newbury Street came three months after he wrote the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay to support the proposed dispensary. Read more.

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