Commercial Rental Market Conditions in Metro Boston’s Business Districts: A Guide for Main Street Organizations

Fine Point Associates put together a report, sponsored by Boston Main Streets, taking a look at commercial leasing and market conditions in Boston’s neighborhoods as compared to select locations in the Greater Boston Area.

In this study, three types of real estate are looked at: retail, office, and collaborative work-space.  Trends, market conditions, price-determining factors, how space is typically classified/categorized, and various types of lease instruments are reviewed. Commercial rental pricing and other market conditions are presented for thirteen Boston Main Street Districts, three neighborhood business districts in Somerville and Brookline, and the major sub-markets in Boston and Cambridge (Back Bay, Downtown Crossing/Financial District, Seaport, Kendall Square and Harvard Square). 

Read the full report here:

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Roslindale Community Corridor – March 14th

Have we got a RoCoCo for you this week! Lot’s of exciting things happening in the Village. Here’s a taste of what to expect this Saturday:

Roslindale Branch Library: Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library will be hosting a creative play workshop run by Imagine and Move for kids ages 1 through 7, from 11:00 am to 1:00pm. Show a receipt from a local business to get a free book!

Birch St. House & Garden – Are you all set for Boston’s favorite holiday of the year? Drop by Birch St. House & Garden to stock up on St. Patty’s Day gifts. Receive a bit ‘o luck from Elizabeth when you spend $25 or more.

Boston Cheese Cellar: Final Final Sale!The Boston Cheese Cellar will be open one last time on Saturday, March 14th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for a final clearance sale. All remaining goods including cheese will be 50% off. Cash or checks only.

Redgine’s Botanical Spirits – 40% off regular size body Butters (offer ends May 15th). 10% off entire purchase of $50 or more (offer ends May 21st)
Jimmies Ice Cream –  Buy one get one sandwich of same or lesser value including hot dogs. This offer excludes Lobster Rolls. Expires March 28th.
Tony’s Market: This week we have corned beef, (especially for St Patrick’s Day, of course).Order ahead as we are sure to sell out on Saturday
tony with chocolate easter egg (2)
Saturday from 10-1:30, demos of how to prepare Easter eggs for decorating by blowing out the egg contents, every half-hour starting at 10, asWell as ideas for decorating eggs that can be kept, indefinitely!  (No more hard-boiled eggs around the house!) We will also have all-white eggs for sale at the store so that little crafts-people can ‘do their own’ decorating at home. 
Anyone who comes to the store from the library with children, books etc. may enter  the raffle to win a large Easter egg.The winner will be announced at the annual Easter Egg hunt and on Tony’s Facebook page on April 4th.
YMAA Boston – Stop by to pick up a pass redeemable for two free adult kung fu and/or tai chi classes.
Roslindale Winter Farmers Market: Show us a receipt from a local business to get a free apple!

We Welcome a New Businesses to Roslindale!


Bryan ReevesWe are very excited to welcome the newest businesses to Roslindale Village — Craft Beer Cellar. Owners Bryan Reeves and Marty Alvares-Reeves have signed a Letter of Intent with the ownership entity of the Substation Building to open a retail outlet in the ground floor of the building. Additionally, a Lease has been signed between the ownership entity of the Substation Building and Chris Douglass, owner of Tavolo and Ashmont Grill. Both businesses have an anticipated open date of winter 2015.

Bryan and Marty are both Roslindale residents and this will be Bryan’s first foray into retail, having been a craft beer hobbyist for many years. Bryan and Marty are very excited to open their business in Roslindale, having searched for the right location for some time.

Hear Bryan, the “Grand Brew-bah”, describe himself and the business in his own words! 

“Home-brewing is my hobby, but craft beer is my passion. I love learning about different beers, their ingredients, the brewers, and the stories behind their beer. I also really enjoy talking to like-minded beer enthusiasts and sharing what I’ve learned with others.  After a 15-year career in corporate Human Resources, I decided to lose the shirt collar and slacks to share my enthusiasm for really great beer every day!

As a Chicago native, I am still a White Sox and Bears fan, but after living in Boston for nearly 10 years, my loyalties lie with the “home team” and local craft beer!  My wife Marty and I currently live in Roslindale and we are proud to be a part of Roslindale Village; especially in the re-purposing of the Substation.  We look forward to getting to know our customers and neighbors!

Craft Beer Cellar’s focus is on awesome beer with flavor; not those beers whose ingredients are intended to lighten color or lessen quality.  Although I personally have a soft spot for Belgian and American Wild beers, I have an appreciation of all beer styles, and I am a firm supporter of New England craft breweries. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to nearly 50 craft breweries today! With such a diverse offering of quality beers available, it’s a great time to be a beer lover.

‘What’s with the silly job title then,’ you may ask?  ‘Grand Pooh-bah’ is a facetious title describing someone who is self-important.  As a self-titled ‘Grand Brew-bah,’ my focus is on great beer without pretense. We are not snobs! We understand that as this industry grows and more styles are introduced, it is our job and mission to educate ourselves about new styles and share that information with people we come in contact with, each and every day. We have a great craft beer selection, very knowledgeable staff, and we look forward to helping you find your next favorite libation!” – Bryan Reeves