New Hotel, 500-Seat Restaurant in Boston's Seaport District Receives Approval
It looks like a new hotel will be coming to a part of Boston's Seaport District that currently has little in the way of development--and the building will include what appears to be a very large restaurant.
According to a post from Commercial Property Executive, a project called Marine Wharf has received approval to go into a vacant space on Summer Street by Drydock Avenue and the Reserved Channel, with the 15-story structure including a dual-branded Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites hotel along with a 500-seat restaurant and space for retail. It is not yet known what kind of dining spot might go into the building--nor is it known who might be operating the place--and it looks like both the hotel and the restaurant are still a long way off, with a possible opening date sometime in early 2019.
Marine Wharf will be in an area a short distance east of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and by the entrance to the Boston Marine Industrial Park (which is now called the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park); currently, there is little in the way of dining in this section of the Seaport District, with such places as Yankee Lobster, M.J. O'Connor's, and Sauciety all being a few blocks away.
The address for this upcoming hotel and restaurant is 660 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210.
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