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Suffolk University sells Fenton Building on Beacon Hill for $15M

From Banker & Tradesman: Suffolk University has sold its six-story Fenton Building on Beacon Hill for $15 million. The buyer was 32 Derne Street LLC, an affiliate of Brookline-based Derne Street Partners. The university plans to move classrooms and administrative offices that were located in the 47,480-square-foot Derne Street building to other parts of campus [...]



Beacon Hill’s famous $450K ‘hole in the ground’ will become a garden

One of the craziest stories from last decade’s housing boom – before it all came crashing down – was the purchase of a literal hole in the ground for $450,00 at the corner of David G. Mugar and Beaver Place on Beacon Hill. If you recall, a former Delta Airlines pilot bought the state property [...]



Tatte Bakery to replace Cafe Vanille on Charles Street

A mainstay on Charles Street for years, Cafe Vanille will soon be closing its doors on Beacon Hill. But fear not: Tatte Bakery & Cafe, which also has shops in Brookline and Cambridge, is now planning to move into 70 Charles Street.



For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid

After a major renovation, the townhouse mansion at 74 Beacon Street, overlooking the Public Garden, is back on the market for $13.95 million. The big change: The kitchen has been moved from the basement to the first floor. None of that old Upstairs Downstairs stuff for new occupants. Homeowners today simply want kitchens front and [...]



Good-bye, Charles Street Market. Hello, Farmer’s Market?

Beacon Hill residents were quite upset when the Charles Street Market closed last year, soon to be replaced by a Peet’s Coffee later this year in the fourth quarter (according to signs now plastered in the windows on Charles Street). But fear not: Two Beacon Hill residents, Colin Kreik and Casey Fox, are hoping to [...]



Gourmet cheese shop to open on Beacon Hill

Gene and Rebecca Beraldi, the owners of the Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits at 63 Charles Street, are taking over the former Nahas Shoes at 65 Charles and turning it into a gourmet cheese and foodie shop. Some of the planned offerings include: “25-30 artisan cheeses, fresh breads of all kinds, caviar, salsas, dips, gelato, [...]



Believe it or not, neighbors now like Joy Street road changes

It seems Beacon Hill residents who packed a recent meeting actually now like the changes sought to make Joy Street more pedestrian friendly. Indeed, they’re actually praising the state’s review process. Now that’s a change. File under: Believe it or not



Now they raise concerns …

Some members of the Back Bay’s Trinity Church are expressing dissension with the church’s recent $3.6 million purchase, as previously noted, of a Beacon Hill abode for its rector. File under: Buyer’s remorse



February surprise: State may finally re-open Esplanade swimming pool

With a major snowstorm arriving today, maybe it’s not the most appropriate time to be thinking of summer and swimming. But: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline [...]



Suffolk University selling off Beacon Hill buildings

Big news for Beacon Hill: Suffolk University is only confirming that it plans to sell the Fenton building at the corner of Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill, as part of its overall consolidation of its properties in the neighborhood. But Stephen Young, of the Beacon Hill Civic Association, says that Suffolk has told [...]



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