Monday, November 26, 2012
Six Red Marbles has signed a five-year lease for office space in the Charlestown building.
An educational software company is moving into an office in Charlestown’s City Square. Six Red Marbles recently agreed to a five-year lease for 10,490 sq. ft. of office space located in the six-story building at 10 City Square. The company, which builds learning software for students in grades K-12, will occupy about 30 percent of the building, according to a press release from Avison Young real estate company. Six Red Marbles works with schools, universities, foundations and technology companies and has done work for major publishing clients such as McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson, according to the release. The software company joins seven other businesses in the building, including Direct Invest LLC, Managed Technology…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Building owner files suit against Charlestown's celebrity chef.
Todd English apparently owes nearly three quarters of a million to a Charlestown property-owner for rent unpaid while Olives remained dormant after it’s 2010 fire—which reportedly caused about $200,000 worth of damage. The Boston Globe reported Friday that Carey Realty and City Square Holdings filed a claim this month in Suffolk Superior Court declaring that English owes $723,000 in back rent, and missed payments on the debt in August and September. The lawsuit also blames the 2010 fire on poor maintenance by the restaurant’s staff. “The fire was caused by Olive’s negligence in failing to clean the grease from the duct work that served the premises, allowing it to accumulate and become combustible,” the complaint said. “After the fire, …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, weather permitting.
Remember our story about Dennis Smith, the painter of Walford Way? Well, now you’ll have a chance to see his art. Following the publication of our story, an anonymous donor stepped forward to sponsor Smith to get a spot at the upcoming Art in the Park event at City Square Park. The cancer-stricken Smith told Charlestown Patch recently that art has become his lifeline, and he hungered for an outlet to show his work. Now, he has one. “Come on out, and see what kept me motivated,” Smith wrote in a post for the event on our events page. Event details: NAME: Art in the Park DATE: Saturday, Sept. 8 (Rain date, Sunday, Sept. 9) TIME: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This will be the event’s 15th year, according to the Artist Group of Charlestown web site. …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Cornerstone vice president Tim Doherty says the company wants to make sure any business in that space fits Charlestown.
A few weeks ago, we asked you what you would like to see in a the City Square retail bay that has yet to have so much as a single commercial occupant. Well, the company that owns the bay has its own vision—which is one of the reasons why the bay is still empty. Tim Doherty, a vice president with Cornerstone Corporation, said that the group has aimed to make sure that whatever business finally moves into that space won’t harm other businesses in Charlestown. “At one point, Starbucks was very interested,” Doherty said, but he added that an outlet for the national coffee chain could have strained the market already occupied by Sorelle and Zume’s. A couple of “more regional” yoga studios approached Cornerstone about the space, Doherty said, …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Boston Police confirm construction progress.
Celebrity Chef Todd English expects to reopen the doors of Olives, his City Square restaurant, soon after the new year. English told the Boston Licensing Board that renovations to his restaurant are nearly complete and he could welcome diners as soon as January, according to Universal Hub. If those doors remained closed, though, it wouldn’t be the first time that English missed a projection. After the restaurant suffered a fire in May 2010, an employee at Olives told Charlestown Patch that the eatery could open this past spring. The projection later moved to the fall—specifically September—which came and went without any diners entering 10 City Square. In light of that, Universal Hub reported, the board asked for an independent assessment …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Here's something not seen in City Square for a while -- activitiy at Olives.
Crews are at work in Olives this week. A peak inside reveals that the restaurant is still, essentially, gutted. The restaurant has been closed since May 2010, when there was a grease fire. Last week the city's licensing board agreed to give Chef Todd English another 90 days to re-open the restaurant -- and his liquor license is at stake. This isn't the first time, however, that the board has threatened English, who assured the city of a Labor Day opening months ago. For more details and a little context, check out Universal Hub.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The city's licensing board is voting this week on whether to revoke Todd English's liquor license for Olives in City Square.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Andiamo's in City Square is catering exclusively to the take-out crowd with Italian and American classic dishes. Now serving lunch and dinner.
Too tired to cook, sick of delivery, and don't feel like eating out? Andiamo's, the newest outpost of the Legendary Restaurant Group, which includes Charlestown destinations Max and Dylan's and Tavern on the Water, has another solution for hungry people: They offer take-and-bake options of Italian and American classics, with everything from manicotti and lasagna to chicken noodle soup and containers of homemade buffalo sauce. Manager Javier Perez, who also runs Max and Dylan's next door, has a rotating crew of chefs make the meals, which also include hot options, such as their daily pasta for the lunch crowd and the slices of pizza they have available all day. A major component of Andiamo's is also their catering; their four-page …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Andiamo is now serving Italian-American take-out next door to Max & Dylan's.
Today is Thursday, Sept. 1. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. A new restaurant has opened in the neighborhood. Andiamo -- an exclusively take-out venue -- is now serving Italian fare and pizza (by the slice) in City Square in the space between Emack & Bolio's and Max & Dylan's. It's run by the same group behind Tavern on the Water and Max & Dylan's. We'll have more details and photos later today. 2. A group of parents in Charlestown have proposed moving Boston Arts Academy into the space currently occupied by Charlestown High School. Charlestown High would move to Hyde Park, where there's an empty high school. And all of this would be wrapped into a larger plan the superintendent's got to relocate and expand a few of the …
Friday, August 12, 2011
A spokeswoman for Todd English Enterprises told Boston.com the restaurant is still expected to re-open this fall. No firm date yet.
Today is Friday, Aug. 12. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. The doors have opened at Olives -- though not to the public quite yet. Crews appear to be working on repairs, as evidenced by the main entrance (slightly ajar) at the City Square restaurant this week. Also spokeswoman for Todd English Enterprises told Boston.com things are still on track for a fall re-opening. But no firm date yet. 2. Hey -- here's your incentive to give yoga a try. Groupon is offering a discount at Charlestown Yoga: $45 for 10 classes. You've got another 24 hours or so to buy it. Click here for the deal. 3. It's Friday. You gotta dance. Boston Swing Central will make that possible tonight during their second annual summer-movie inspired dance -- …