The Globe dishes that Gordon Ramsay will be opening a restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental space left vacant when Bar Boulud shut. Ramsay was quite complimentary about Boston and its chefs in a brief e-mail exchange, the Globe says.
The building's so bright you gotta wear shades. Rendering by CBT Architects.
Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. this week filed plans with the BPDA to actually put up the 26-story tower at 380 Stuart St., across from the original and now Old Hancock Tower, that John Hancock won approval to build in 2015 and then didn't. Read more.
'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer snapped this family portrait of Atticus the Swan - whose partner died not long after their babies were hatched - and his not-so-little cygnets out for a paddle at the Esplanade this morning.
The Esplanade Association reports she died last night, and that a Boston animal-control officer was able to remove her body "while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."
Paddy G reports the two were forced to raise their young amidst man-made filth along the riverbank.
BPL reports the Copley Square library, including the courtyard and computers, will re-open to the public on Tuesday, with limited stacks available for browsing, although the children's room will remain closed. Read more.
If you're going to storrow, do it in style with an 18-wheeler: WBZ has some video of the driver doing the Backup of Shame after losing the top of his trailer at Mass. Ave. One point deducted for not having tons of stuff to spill all over the road, though.
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge in Boston to delay any action in a suit by a company owned by the Saudi government to take control of eight Boston condos purchased by a Saudi who used to run one of his government's anti-terrorism efforts but who backed the wrong prince in a Riyadh power struggle. Read more.
One of the Back Bay's stately elms toppled over onto the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue just past Massachusetts Avenue this afternoon. No injuries, but one car was hit. Laurie Thomas surveyed the damage and reported around 6 p.m.: Read more.