Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Restaurants Coming to the Ink Block Development (and Surrounding Area) in the South End

An industrial section of the South End that is bordered by two highways is going to be the site of some major redevelopment, with at least a few restaurants being part of the plan.

The Boston Globe reports that the area just south of the Mass. Pike and west of the Central Artery/SE Expressway--including where the Boston Herald used to be--will soon see new residential properties, office space, and businesses (including dining spots) along with upgrades to roadways and sidewalks. A diagram of the area indicates that the restaurants will apparently be concentrated at the Herald Square site (dubbed the "Ink Block"), which is between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street, as well across the street between Harrison Avenue and Washington Street. One other dining spot may be located on Albany Street about one block south of Herald Square, and more eateries could be added to the area, though some of the plans are in the early stages.

Some of the project construction could begin this year, with much of the construction (including the Ink Block) likely beginning by next year, according to the Globe.

[May 18 update: The Boston Globe is reporting that the Ink Block project is one step closer to happening, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Board has approved the plan for it.]

The Boston Herald now resides in the Seaport District.

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