Debi Greenberg & Louis Expand Their Appeal

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Pricey wine may be tailor made for Louis By Donna Goodison - Article Courtesy of:  Boston Herald Upscale clothing retailer Louis is applying for a retail package store license so owner Debi Greenberg can devote a small portion of the Fan Pier store to selling high-end regional cognacs and wines, according to her attorney, Bob Allen. “This is a trend that she’s seeing in New York and Italy in the fashion districts,” he said. Greenberg moved Louis from its longtime Newbury Street location in 2010 to Fan Pier. “She was one of the first people to move to the waterfront and took a big risk,” Allen said. “One of the disadvantages of being down there (in the Seaport District) is you don’t have all the stores around that you do … [Read more...]

Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard Framework Completed

Vertex Corporate Headquarters - Fan Pier Boston Massachusetts

The Fallon Company, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Celebrate "Topping Off" of Fan Pier's Second Commercial Tower Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, local dignitaries and business leaders commemorate milestone with Boston iron workers at 21-acre waterfront development site, the country's largest privately-funded project BOSTON - (BUSINESS WIRE) The Fallon Company today celebrated an important milestone, as Boston iron workers raised the final beam to top the second commercial tower on its 21-acre, LEED-certified mixed-use development site, Fan Pier. The "topping off" ceremony officially completed the structural framework for Eleven Fan Pier Boulevard - one of two 18-story towers on Fan Pier that will serve as Vertex … [Read more...]

Vertex Builds Fan Pier Learning Laboratory and Collaborates with the Boston Public Schools to Enhance Science Education

Vertex Corporate Headquarters - Fan Pier Boston Massachusetts

Vertex commits more than $1 million to support education for BPS students and to prepare teachers for new science education standards -Company dedicates 3,000 square foot learning laboratory at new Fan Pier headquarters to local community- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced a three-year, approximately $1.5 million collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to support a range of activities aimed at enhancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. As part of the collaboration, Vertex will focus on two BPS high schools in South Boston – Boston Green Academy and Excel High School – where programs will aim to increase student participation … [Read more...]

Seaport District Boston Convention & Exhibition Center $2 Billion Expansion

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City sees banner year for conventions in 2012 By Katie Johnston Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. In another sign that Boston is shaking off the economic downturn, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority said yesterday that 2012 will be its best year since 2007, with booked conventions expected to generate more than 600,000 hotel room stays for the first time in five years. The banner year strengthens the convention authority’s case for a $2 billion proposed expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District and shows that the seven-year-old center has established itself, said James Rooney, executive director of the … [Read more...]

$50 Million in State Bond Funds Support Fan Pier Region Construction Projects

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Boston's Fan Pier gets a $50M funding from I-Cubed Article Courtesy of:  Mass High Tech The section of South Boston’s planned Innovation District known as Fan Pier has won approval for $50 million from a state-run public-private program for development, part of which will be the new 1.1 million square foot headquarters for Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vertex signed a 15-year lease for the space in May, becoming the largest commercial lease in the history of Boston. A release from the office of Lieutenant Gov. Timothy Murray stated that the Innovative Infrastructure Investment (I-Cubed) program will dole out the $50 million to “support public infrastructure improvements at Fan Pier – primarily streets, sidewalks, and public … [Read more...]

Fan Pier History

Fan Pier Maritime History - Boston's Historic Waterfront

History of Fan Pier in the 1800s, 1900s and 21st century. Fan Pier History Courtesy of:  Boston Harborwalk All of the land between the downtown waterfront and the residential neighborhood of South Boston was once under water. Today's South Boston Waterfront district, therefore, is entirely man-made, and this stretch of Boston boasts the largest acreage of filled-in land in the entire city (with the exception of Logan Airport). Fan Pier, the section closest to the downtown waterfront, serves today as the entry point for this fast-growing area. Over the course of the nineteenth century, South Boston gradually grew northward over the mud flats separating it from downtown, even as the downtown area spread into what was once the South … [Read more...]

Fan Pier Fanfare Feeds Boston’s Economic Hopes

Fan Pier Boston Ground Breaking Ceremonies

Joe Fallon on Fan Pier:  “If we weren’t going to get going I was gonna jump... (in the harbor).” Some of the 1,000 new construction jobs created by Boston's Fan Pier development (Curt Nickisch/WBUR) BOSTON — It was the sort of event that almost made you forget the recession ever happened. Sharply dressed bankers and developers, the mayor and governor took to a stage under a big white party tent with balloons and band lights. In front of them, a row of shovels and a neatly shaped pile of sand. When Matt Emmens, the CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals stood at the podium, he said he’s been to many groundbreakings before. “For those of you that haven’t,” Emmens said, “let me give you a clue. We like biomarkers in our business. The marker … [Read more...]

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