Michael reviews coverage of New Balance’s plan for a major $250 million mix-used development around NB’s Brighton headquarters off the Pike. But there’s only one small problem: nearby property owners say New Balance doesn’t own their land.

Michael goes over a number of explanations and adds:

But a more conspiratorial theory has been discussed around the neighborhood for the past few weeks: that New Balance is trying to win over public support for their project in order to pressure the current landowners into selling to New Balance instead of Lowe’s. That would explain why New Balance has put so much preliminary effort into wooing the local state representatives over to their project — and putting a commuter rail stop at nearby Everett Street.

Your thoughts? Michael’s post from Universal Hub.

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