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Seaport Not As Lively As They Hoped

6/30/2008 07:00:00 AM
The front page story yesterday in the City & Region section of the Globe was an article about how the Seaport District isn't as settled as people were hoping. What do you expect? There's no T stop (except for the Silver Line), only a handful of restaurants, and no supermarket.

There's an apartment building there (Park Lane) that I checked out a couple years ago. It was really nice, but still a bit pricey - especially the parking. The Seaport District is not downtown - you CANNOT charge $400 a month for parking - it's highway robbery.

Still, after years as a wind-blown wasteland, the waterfront is beginning to show signs of life, some of it quite vibrant. The $800 million convention center has been booked beyond all expectations, Morton's steakhouse is a draw, Salvatore's has a contingent of local regulars, and LTK Bar and Kitchen is attracting curiosity-seekers from around the region. Prominent area chef Barbara Lynch is developing a restaurant in Fort Point Channel and Louis Boston owner Debi Greenberg has expressed interest in moving over from Newbury Street. Ten years from now, as people have been saying for nearly 10 years, this area should be the hottest place to be.

I've always been a fan of the Seaport District. They have great lofts there, none that I can afford, but they're pretty nice.

Click (here) to read the Globe article.



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1 Response to "Seaport Not As Lively As They Hoped"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Problem is there’s still too much industrial stuff around the area. The walks are long, and full of concrete lines, strait roads. Right across the four point channel is nice, but they need to really add in some greenery, a supermarket, and clean out some of the left over industry. You can’t just plop in a nice condo building and expect that it will sell because you can walk to downtown under 30 minutes, you need to make it a neighborhood that people will want to live in.

    Posted on 6/30/08, 10:09 AM

     
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