CO Issued for Hub Hall at The Hub on Causeway
On Monday, March 16th a temporary certificate of occupancy was issued for the 16,000 square-foot food hall, Hub Hall, at The Hub on Causeway. Curated by the Patina Restaurant Group the hall will feature 18 diverse food and drink options. A wide mix of vendors, including renowned chefs, local spots, health-conscious and indulgent offerings can all be found at Hub Hall. Notable offerings include Lily P's Fried Chicken, Mike's Pastry, Momosan Ramen, Monica’s Mercato, Sauce Burgers, Sullivan's, The Smoke Shop, and Taco Dumbo. For those looking for a drink, Hub Hall will feature The Draft by Banners, offering regularly rotating craft beer offerings, and Now Pouring Wine Bar, featuring a selection of regularly-changing wine offerings by the glass & bottle. We will be anxiously awaiting the Hub Hall's official opening.
$84M Fit-Out Permit Pulled for Verizon Office at The Hub on Causeway
A permit valued at over $84M has been pulled for the fit-out of the upcoming Verizon offices on floors 15-31 at The Hub on Causeway. Work includes installation of new drywall and office partitions plus new bathrooms, training rooms and a cafeteria. Structural work will include the construction of a new interconnecting stairway. Finally new lighting, flooring, security systems, and finishes will be installed. Verizon will occupy 440,000 square feet of the 21- story tower, the final phase of the Hub on Causeway.
Certificate of Occupancy Issued for Two Drydock
A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the base building, core, and shell, of Two Drydock in Boston's Seaport. The 13-story building features 230,000 square feet of office space plus 9,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Tenants at the project will include MullenLowe and Mediahub, Shell TechWorks and local brewery Lord Hobo. Amenities at Two Drydock include an 11th-floor terrace facing the Boston skyline and rooftop yoga studio.
Interior Finishing Underway for Home 2 Suites At South Bay
Interior finishing is well underway for the upcoming Home 2 Suites by Hilton at South Bay. Assistant Project Manager with Lee Kennedy Julie Toland, shared a few inside shots with BLDUP showing the project's progress. The hotel, set to open in May, will feature 130 guest rooms plus parking for 77 vehicles.
Photos: Julie Toland @ Lee Kennedy
$1.34M Permit Pulled for 5th Floor Fit-Out at 100 Northern Ave.
A permit valued at $1.34M has been pulled for the fit-out of the 5th floor at 100 Northern Avenue in the Seaport. The 17-story tower, completed in 2016, features a total of 516,000 square feet with 18,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Final Phase of Market Central, Watermark, Now Open
The final building at Market Central, Watermark Central the 19-story tower luxury apartment tower is now open. Units at Watermark Central range in size from 313 square foot studios through 1099 square foot 3 bedroom/2 bath homes and feature views of the Boston skyline along with modern finishes. Resident amenities include a community kitchen and state-of-the-art lounge space, roof terrace with grill areas, lobby with co-working station, and a fitness room.
Celtics & Bruins Lease Space At The Hub On Causeway
Both the Celtics & Bruins have signed leases on new office space at 100 Causeway, the third and final phase of The Hub on Causeway. Delaware North has leased 34,068 square feet on the 14th floor of the tower while Banner Seventeen LLC has leased a total of 71,154 square feet, the full 13th floor and part of the 12th floor. On a recent trip to the project for the topping off ceremony, BLDUP got an inside look at the open floor plate office space which takes full advantage of the stunning wrap-around views.
“We’re thrilled that the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and Delaware North have chosen The Hub on Causeway as home to their front office operations. The foundation of The Hub, literally and figuratively, was built on Boston sports and has helped in solidifying this neighborhood as the sports, entertainment, and creative district for the City of Boston" Bryan Koop of Boston Properties said in a statement. Verizon will be the anchor tenant of the tower already leasing 440,000 square feet of space. Construction on 100 Causeway is expected to wrap up in mid-2021.
$2.4M Fit-Out Permit Pulled for Fit-Out at Innovation & Design Building
Corderman & Company has pulled a permit valued at $2.442M for the fit-out of Suite 601 at the Innovation and Design Building. The project will include select demo along with new flooring, ceilings, millwork, and MEPs.
Interior Finishing Underway for Parcel K in the Seaport
Interior finishing is underway for both Ora Seaport & the Hyatt Place hotel as part of the Parcel K development in the Seaport. The Hyatt Place hotel will feature 294 rooms plus a rooftop gym, and 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Next door Ora Seaport, will feature 304 luxury apartments complete with a rooftop pool, landscaped courtyard, and gym and wellness center. A one-level underground parking garage at the project will have the capacity for approximately 450 cars. Construction is expected to wrap up this spring.
The Hub on Causeway Office Tower Tops Off: Checking in on BLDUP's Most Popular Project
The Hub on Causeway was by far the most visited project page on our site in 2019 with over 32,000 visitors looking to BLDUP for updates on the 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development. With the final piece of the project, the TAMI tower officially topped off on Friday 12/20, let’s check in with one of Boston’s most significant development projects of the decade. As Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President for Boston Properties pointed out at The Hub's official opening ceremony earlier this year “The Hub combines the best of Boston’s sports, dining, and live music as well as provides jobs and housing at the Northern gateway to the city."
The final beam is raised at 100 Causeway Street, the final phase of the Hub on Causeway
To create an "urban village" The Podium at the Hub on Causeway offers a variety of amenities including the massive Banners Kitchen & Tap that we found hopping on a Friday evening before a Celtics home game. For those visitors in the mood for a margarita, Guy Fieri's Tequila Concina is serving up the Food Network star's distinct Latin street food. Arclight Boston, the chain’s first location in the Northeast, is also now open offering specialty popcorn flavors plus limited previews, a major plus for those of us waiting to see the new Star Wars. Arguably the most important feature of the Hub is Boston's largest urban grocery store, the 60,000 square foot Star Market which opened in September.
Big Night Live, an intimate concent venue for up to 1,500 is also now open. Principal Ed Kane of Big Night Entertainment Group told BLDUP they were attracted to the Hub because of "the sense that this area really was going to be the Hub of the Universe. Not only is it rich in sports history, but it is also at the heart of one of the strongest transportation centers in the city. Another true HUB. Additionally, the location felt iconic to us and that was our goal - to build incredible facilities in iconic locations. We started this process way back in 2014, so it was incredible to see the growth we had hoped for happen right before our eyes. The amount of residences, offices and retail businesses that have sprung up in the area is beyond our wildest projections."
Big Night Live has been receiving rave reviews since its opening this fall.
When asked how the reception has been since opening Kane also tells BLDUP "It's been incredible. We believed that Boston needed a better, more experiential music venue that brought the best in hospitality, sound, lighting, and design. The people of Boston immediately gravitated to Big Night Live and the reviews have been off the charts. The room is a unique hybrid - a music hall, supper club, and night club - and it makes use of the best features in each of those genres. The room plays big but feels small and intimate at the same time. Artists and guests have both loved it thus far."
Along with these restaurant and entertainment spaces The Hub also features the European inspired 270 room citizenM hotel complete with rooftop bar and lounge plus the 440 unit residential tower, Hub50House. Hub50 House welcomed first residents this fall to luxurious homes offering amazing views and amenities. Residents at the building have access to a Skypool and Clubroom, a Skyline Deck featuring a fire pit and grills, a Woof deck and spa, and a fitness center overlooking the Zakim Bridge. Hub15, the 15th floor of the tower is also home to a collection of amenities where residents can enjoy incredible views as they work, play, relax and socialize in comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces.
The residences at Hub50 House offer sleek, modern finishes.
Still to come at The Hub on Causeway, Hub Hall expected to open this winter, a food hall showcasing 18 local eateries and food vendors including favorites Sullivan’s Castle Island, Mike’s Pastry, & Monica's Mercato plus momosan ramen by Morimoto. Construction will also continue on the 31-story tower, set to become Verizon’s headquarters for this region. Tech firm Rapid7, who already occupy 145,000 square feet below the new tower will also add additional space above. At the topping off ceremony, Giuliana DiMambro, Senior Project Manager for Boston Properties noted that this was the final structural milestone for the project which broke ground in 2015. The completion of this tower is expected in mid-2021 wrapping up this game-changing project.
Facade Install Wrapping Up for BU Dental School Expansion
Install of the terracotta and faux wood trim facade panels is wrapping up and is expected to be completed in early January for the expansion and renovations of BU's Goldman Dental School. On the interior of the 126,000+ square foot space, finish work is ongoing including paint, carpet, and even furniture install. Construction is expected to wrap up in spring 2021.
$3.8M Permit Pulled for Reno to Upcoming Grub St. Space at 50 Liberty
A permit for interior renovations has been pulled for the 1st and 2nd floors of 50 Liberty Street in the Seaport. The $3.8M permit will include new finishes, HVAC, electrical, and fire alarm systems to the space that will be the future home of the Grub Street Narrative Arts Center. The 13,000+ square foot space will include a bookstore, cafe, community space for writers, a podcast studio, and more classrooms for GrubStreet’s. The Narrative Arts Center is expected to open in late winter/early spring 2020.