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Star Sales is a leading national distributor of fasteners, power tools, and construction supplies.
Founded in 1922, by Harry Star, it originated as a neighborhood hardware store in downtown Boston. During this time, Star Sales put an emphasis on quality and service which continues to be the forefront of our success.
In 1978, Harry’s son, George Star, acquired the business and moved it to our current corporate headquarters, a 55,000 square foot facility in Woburn, Massachusetts. Located at the major highway exchanges of Route 95 and Interstate 93, Star Sales location facilitates our ability to continue to provide its neighborhood level of service to all of New England and the regional northeast. This expansion allowed Star Sales to increase its inventory lines in order to provide a broader selection of drywall and power tool products to our customers.
During this period, George developed strong relations with factories in Taiwan and began importing drywall screws and fasteners. Star Sales quickly became a dominant supplier in the East Coast market. Now with a second location, in Baltimore, MD, we continue to grow and prosper.
The average tenure of our core employees is nearly thirty years. We are indeed a family business and we treat our customers with the same regard.
Sep 17, 2019
Fire Alarm Permit Pulled for Residential Tower at Bulfinch Crossing
A fire alarm permit has been issued for the residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing. Topping off at 480 feet, the tower will consist of 368 apartment units and 55 condominiums. The first phase of move-ins are expected in Spring of 2020.
Sep 12, 2019
Core Climbing on MIT Kendall Square Site 3
The core is climbing and steel framing has started on site 3 of MIT's Kendall Square Initiative. The building will include 280,000 square feet of flex lab and office space over 27,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The Kendall Building, with its clock tower, will remain and become part of the main entrance to the project.
Sep 06, 2019
Facade Install Nearly Complete for Hyatt Place on Parcel K
Facade install is nearly complete for the 12-story Hyatt Place hotel on Parcel K in the Seaport. The 294 room hotel will include a rooftop gym, a coffee and cocktails bar, and 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space. There will also be 6,800 square feet of restaurant space on the ground floor of the hotel. Construction is expected to be complete in Spring 2020.
Aug 30, 2019
Bulfinch Crossing Residential Tower Tops Off
The 45-story, 480-foot tall residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing has topped off. The luxury building will include 368 apartments and 55 condominiums for a total of 423 residential units. Resident amenities will include a rooftop garden and sky lounge along with a fitness center, pool, and concierge service. The first units within the project are expected to open spring 2020.
Aug 13, 2019
CitizenM Open At The Hub on Causeway
The CitizenM hotel at The Hub on Causeway is now open. The European inspired hotel features 272 rooms along with ample common space including an outdoor roof deck with outstanding views. While the rooms at CitizenM may be small they come equipped with smart features including MoodPad-operated lighting and high-quality finishes like XL king beds and rain showers. Rooms rates are currently listed at $279 per night.
Photos courtesy Boston Properties
Next up for The Hub on Causeway, the expected opening of the Star Market and ArcLight theater this fall followed by the first occupancy of the residential tower, Hub50 House. Hub50 House, now leasing, will offer 440 luxury units with an array of amenities including a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge, a game & media room, outdoor deck, Skypool, and Woof Deck.
Aug 01, 2019
First Condo Units Ready for Occupancy at One Dalton
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for a majority of the condominium units on floors 26 through 32 at One Dalton. With this CO in place, closings are also beginning to come in for the luxury project. The 180 condos within One Dalton sit above the 215 room Four Seasons hotel which opened at the end of May. Residents will have access to both the hotel amenities including a fitness center, spa, and curved lap pool and a private club on the 50th floor of the building. Final finishing is expected to last through this summer with the building fully complete sometime in September.
Jul 29, 2019
Facade and Window Install Continue for The Smith South End
The brick facade, inspired by the history of the South End, is going up for the first phase of The Smith, South End. The mixed-use project will feature 650 apartments along with 80,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail. Along with the two new construction buildings, The Smith will also include renovations to existing buildings at 575 Albany & 660 Harrison Ave. Completion of the first section of the project is expected in the spring of next year.
Jul 26, 2019
Bulfinch Crossing's Residential Tower Taking Shape
The upcoming 45-story residential tower, the first phase of Bulfinch Crossing, is taking shape with framing rising and facade/curtain wall install ongoing. The 480-foot tower will include 368 apartments along with 55 condo homes. All residents will have access to a suite of luxury amenities including a rooftop garden and lounge, fitness facility and pool, and sky lounge. First residents are expected to take occupancy in Spring 2020.
Additionally, Carr Properties, the co-owner of the development announced that they have become 75% owners of the project with the remaining 25% still belonging to National Real Estate Advisors.
Jul 26, 2019
Rapid7 Moves Into Posh New HQ at The Hub on Causeway
Rapid7 has officially moved into their new 147,000-square-foot office space at the Hub on Causeway. The new headquarters The firm has more than doubled its global headcount since 2014 and has nearly 500 of the 1,000 employees working locally. The new office space is modern, open, and hopes to create an exceptional work experience for employees.
Images courtesy of Boston Properties
Jul 25, 2019
Interior Finishing Ongoing for All 3 Towers at EchelonSeaport
Various stages of interior finishing are ongoing for all 3 towers within the 1.3M square foot EchelonSeaport. With luxury condos now on sale and expected to open by the end of the year, 133 Seaport, a Regent Collection, is farthest along in construction. Along with the 700+ luxury residences the project also includes 125,000 square feet of onsite retail/restaurant space. At the heart of EchelonSeaport sits a public plaza, set to feature year-round programming and public art, connecting this large block to the rest of the Seaport
Jul 19, 2019
First Phase of Market Central, Union House, Now Open
Union House, the first building within Central Square's newest residential development, Market Central is now open. Apartments within Union House range from studios renting for around $2500 per month through three bedroom, 2 bathroom homes going for $4500.
Link, the second building in the project is also nearly complete, with interior finishing wrapping up. Link will feature an abundance of common spaces including a roof terrace, shared kitchen, lounge, and game room. The final building in the development, WaterMark Central is expected to open in 2020. In total Market Central will feature 308 apartments and 17,000 square feet of retail space.
Jul 18, 2019
MIT Kendall Square Construction Recap
MIT's Kendall Square Initiative is rapidly progressing with various stages of construction underway on 4 sites within just a few blocks of Cambridge's most sought after neighborhood. At 314 Main Street, future home of Boeing, facade install is reaching the top floors and next door at 290-292 Maint Street exterior work looks to be nearly complete. The concrete core is also climbing on site #3, 238 Main Street, for what will be a lab/office tower.
Just down the block, the renovations to One Broadway are also rapidly progressing with the Roche Brothers supermarket set to open in the next few months. Work has also started on site #1, next to One Broadway, for the NOMA building. NOMA will include around 300 residential units, 2 levels of parking, and ground-floor retail/restaurant space.
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