Last week, I did a blog post on how well Charles Street retail shops were surviving the “Great Recession.” Today, I took a stroll down Newbury Street and the economic picture was much different.


2nd floor of 316 Newbury Street is vacant. Wait a minute, wasn’t there a real estate office once there? Perhaps I’m mistaken.


303 Newbury Street has two floors vacant where Nora’s Convenience store was located. I hate to see any store that sells food going out of business, real estate offices I don’t care about.

A few other retail spaces that are vacant:
299 Newbury Street
296 Newbury Street
293 Newbury Street
276 Newbury Street
263 Newbury Street
262 Newbury Street
219 Newbury Street
179 Newbury Street
177 Newbury Street
172 Newbury Street
168 Newbury Street
141B Newbury Street
131 Newbury Street
129 Newbury Street
105 Newbury Street
73 Newbury Street
73 Newbury Street
32 Newbury Street

File under: Back Bay Recession

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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