Friday, October 04, 2013

Blue State Coffee, Cosi Are Opening at Seaport Place in Boston's Seaport District

It looks like a Rhode Island-based group of coffee shops and an Illinois-based chain of sandwich places will both be coming to the red-hot waterfront of South Boston.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Blue State Coffee and Cosi are planning to open at Seaport Place in the Seaport District, with the two spots possibly opening along Seaport Boulevard by the end of the year. Blue State Coffee, which is headquartered in Providence, features organic, fairly-traded coffee and seasonal food items while Cosi, which is based in Deerfield, focuses mainly on soups, salads, and sandwiches. Blue State has one location in Boston (by BU), while Cosi has several in the city, including one at South Station.

[April 2, 2014 update: Based on a Licensing Hearing page within the City of Boston website, the address for the upcoming Blue State Coffee in the Seaport District has been confirmed as 155 Seaport Boulevard, which is indeed where Seaport Place is located. The hearing, which will look into its request for a common victualler license, will take place on Wednesday, April 9.]

[April 11, 2014 update: A job post on the Craigslist site indicates that the new Cosi in the Seaport District could be getting close to opening, as the place is currently looking for people to fill both full-time and part-time positions. (The post mentions that the eatery will be on Seaport Lane, which is between B Street and D Street.)]

[April 15, 2014 update: According to a post on its Twitter page, Blue State Coffee is now open at 155 Seaport Boulevard.]

[June 27, 2014 update: A new Twitter post from @CosiBoston indicates that its new location in the Seaport District opens today.]

The website for Blue State Coffee is at while the website for Cosi can be found at

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