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By adamg - 8/25/21 - 11:58 am
Old cab on South Street

Mister Jon took snaps of old cars rolling down South Street today as part of the ongoing filming for HBO's Julia Child bioseries. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 4:17 pm

WGBH reports on the now ex-manager of Offsuit, a literal hole in the wall that you had to know the code to enter owned by the better known Troquet on South in the Leather District. The place is closed now, due to his alleged actions.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:33 am

Oxford Properties, which owns the building across Atlantic Avenue from South Station where WeWork no longer works, says it will soon file plans to replace the co-working space with space aimed at attracting some of those up-and-coming life-science companies that seem to be what's keeping Boston's commercial developers afloat these days - and maybe add a ground-floor restaurant to keep those workers and nearby Leather District residents well fed. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/21 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man following a series of incidents that started with an argument on Lincoln Street near Beach Street early Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 5:32 pm
Line search looking for bullets

Officers in a line search looking for casings. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports somebody began firing a gun from the intersection of Lincoln and Tufts streets around 3:30 a.m. Officers recovered casings as far away as Kneeland Street and Surface Road. No victims, however.

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By adamg - 2/18/21 - 5:11 pm

A developer that wanted to replace a defunct Kneeland Street nightclub near South Station with a 230-room hotel asked the BPDA this week to let it build a 115-unit residential building instead, because it couldn't get financing for a hotel in the middle of a pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/21 - 9:33 am

WBUR spent time inside the Kitchen Cafe on South Street in its final days in the middle of a pandemic.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 11:33 am
Proposed 125 Lincoln St.

Rendering by S9.

A Toronto developer has swapped out its plans for a 24-story office building at 125 Lincoln St. - now home to a parking garage and the Hei La Moon restaurant - with new plans for a 14-story building made up mainly of research and development space. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 2:38 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kitchen Cafe on South Street is closing forever on Nov. 20, victim of a Covid-19-related loss of business.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 9:49 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Les Zygomates has closed for good.

By adamg - 4/6/19 - 9:08 am

A developer has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans to replace the garage at 125 Lincoln St. in the Leather District with a 24-story, 625,000-square-foot office building. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 7:01 pm
Snoopy and Charlie Brown in the snow

The Leather District dad who in winters past has built a snow Batman and a snow Darth Vader turned to the work of Charles Schulz for inspiration today, as Mike McD. shows us.

By adamg - 6/25/18 - 10:02 pm
Proposed Kneeland Street hotel

Architect's renderings.

The Hudson Group today filed detailed plans with the BPDA for its proposal to replace a defunct nightclub on Kneeland Street between Atlantic Avenue and Lincoln Street with a 230-room, 21-story hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/18 - 12:25 pm
Mystery manhole cover

Philip Brenner spotted this cover with odd markings on South Street in the Leather District.

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Covers that make sense.

By adamg - 3/21/18 - 3:04 pm

A developer wants to replace the remains of the old Splash Ultra Lounge at 150 Kneeland St. with a 250-room hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/18 - 1:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man with a valid gun license but not a valid reason for firing it early this morning outside Savvor Restaurant and Lounge, 180 Lincoln St. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/18 - 10:14 pm
Snow Darth

Jacob Long forwards this photo of a snow Darth in the making in the Leather District, where a guy built a snow Bat Man last spring for his kid.

You can see the final Snow Darth in the comments.

By adamg - 4/26/17 - 10:52 am

Amateras, a 40-seat ramen bar at 112 South St. could open in a couple of months. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/17 - 3:28 pm
Batman snowman in the Leather District

Keith Dragon forwards a photo of the snowbatman a resident of 111 Beach St. in the Leather District built out of yesterday's snow.

By adamg - 1/24/17 - 5:30 pm
Veolia plant

Steam plant generating heat in the neighborhood.

The Zoning Board of Appeals today agreed with a request from the company that wants to put a large electronic billboard on the Veolia plant on Kneeland Street to defer any hearing until June, after a representative from the company acknowledged the company's having just a wee bit of trouble getting anybody in Chinatown to support the thing. Read more.

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