Thursday, April 25, 2013
The City Square business closed on Sunday and will reopen in May as a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar.
The Max and Dylans in Charlestown’s City Square is set to become the city’s second Papagayo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. The restaurant, located at 1 Chelsea St., closed on Sunday, April 21 and is now undergoing renovations, with plans to reopen on May 1 with a new name, style and menu, according to an announcement on papagayoboston.com. Both Max and Dylans and Papagayo are owned and operated by the Legendary Restaurant Group, along with four other restaurants—including the new Burger Dive in Somerville, which opened last November. With the closure of the City Square Max and Dylans, the company now has two remaining Max and Dylans—in Downtown Boston and Billerica. The Charlestown location will be Legendary Restaurant Group’s second …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Crate Escape's third location will be at 200 Terminal St., Charlestown.
Busy pet owners in Charlestown and downtown Boston soon will have a new place to bring their pups while they are at work. Crate Escape, a dog daycare and grooming business, is opening its third location at 200 Terminal St., Charlestown on Jan. 28. The site marks owners Bradley and Stephanie Hastings’ first move from the suburbs into the downtown Boston area since opening the business in 2004. The first facility, opened as Raining Cats and Dogs but later renamed Crate Escape Too, is located in Huron Village, Cambridge, with a second spot located at 30 Brighton St., Belmont. “We’re just really excited to get a chance to provide daycare for Boston dogs,” said Barbara Stanley, marketing manager. Stanley said one of Crate Escape’s hallmarks is …
Monday, December 31, 2012
It's a new year, and that means more opportunities for businesses to open in the neighborhood.
Let's say that for one day, you had control of all the neighborhood's businesses. You could sort through, see how many there were of each type, and decide what new businesses should come into Charlestown. Do you think the neighborhood needs more grocery stores, coffee shops or cafes? Or new restaurants? What about a movie theater or a new boutique? Share your thoughts in the comments and see what your neighbors think too.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Bootstrap Compost recently relocated from Jamaica Plain to Charlestown.
This time of year, many people are focused on what to put on their tables—with dinner parties, family meals and other holiday gatherings. But a company that recently moved to Charlestown is helping people to think about what comes off the table, where it goes and what it could be doing for them. Founded in January 2011, Bootstrap Compost provides a service to residents and small businesses in Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, Charlestown and around the city. Individuals’ food scraps are collected, turned into compost and returned to them in the form of nutrient-rich topsoil for rooftop or backyard gardens, house plants and other uses. The business began as a one-man show, with founder Andy Brooks collecting compostable materials with a handcart in…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The new gym on Terminal Street teaches men and women ages 17 and up and offers a free session on Saturday mornings.
[UPDATE Monday, 3:46 p.m. with correct website link] Gershon Ben Keren wants to train 200 women in self-defense by the end of the year. The owner and head instructor of Krav Maga Yashir Boston in Charlestown offers a free women’s self-defense class every Saturday morning, from 10-11 a.m. at his new facility at 200 Terminal St. Open each week to new students, the class runs on a rotating basis, starting again about every three months. So far, Ben Keren and his assistant instructors have reached about 178 women. Krav Maga Yashir Boston also offers full Krav Maga training for men and women ages 17 and up, from all backgrounds and fitness levels (their most senior student is a 61-year-old woman). Originally from the United Kingdom, Ben Keren …
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…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Bootstrap Compost has expanded, according to the local business’s Facebook page.
The originally car-free Jamaica Plain-based composting service has expanded into Charlestown. Bootstrap Compost, an organization that collects residential compost buckets for a weekly fee of $8, has opened up an office in Charlestown, according to a post on the company’s Facebook page Friday. “A record breaking day for our Jake - Bootstrap's new Business Administrator - truly unstoppable on his solo mission to clean and sanitize 74 buckets today at our new space in Charlestown,” the post says, with Jake standing next to a stack of buckets. Charlestown Patch will have more on this new service as information is available.
Monday, November 12, 2012
National Development is negotiating a lease with the prospective tenant.
Charlestown could be getting a new option for childcare with the renovation of the former Bunker Hill pavilion. Jerome A. Kyllingstad, vice president of National Development, presented an early look at the project at the Nov. 8 Charlestown Neighborhood Association meeting. National Development, which is behind other renovations in the Constitution Center area, is currently negotiating a lease for about 9,600 square feet in the former pavilion—identified as "building 3"—for a yet-to-be-named childcare company, Kyllingstad said. The project would involve a reuse of the existing building and would be “very low impact,” Kyllingstad said. The business would serve about 110 children from ages 3 months to 6 1/2 years old and would also offer “…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The following is an invitation from Daren Lechner. The Pura Vida Home Decor Friends and Family opening party is Saturday Oct 27, 12-4 p.m. at 24 Roland Street, third floor, Charlestown at the old Crosby Steam and Gage building
Pura Vida is a destination boutique full of home decor that will enhance the beauty and personality of your home. Our unique selection of products support local artisans and entrepreneurs. We place an emphasis on items that are recycled, repurposed, reclaimed, and have a natural element about them. At Pura Vida, our goal is to make your shopping experience memorable, personable, relaxing and enjoyable. We present products that are truly unique and tell a 'story', items you will not find on every shelf of every store. Each category of product we sell supports this goal. For example, as part of our accent furniture collection, we offer side tables that are made from California wine barrels, repurposed in Georgia, and made ready for a new …