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Mayor Menino Continues New Business Appreciation Series in Back Bay

Apr 28, 2011

Welcome event highlights 33 new retailers and businesses in Back Bay Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed more 33 new businesses to Downtown Crossing at the second event in the city’s New Business Appreciation Series.  The series of welcome events highlights new businesses and retailers in three of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods for retail and business: Back Bay Downtown Crossing, and the Innovation District.  Mayor Menino has met with more than 100 new businesses this month to thank them for investing in Boston and welcome them to the City.   The Back Bay event was held at Towne Stove & Spirits. “With the addition of these great new businesses, we are continuing the momentum in the Back Bay – one of the best neighborhoods not just in Boston, but in the country.” Mayor Menino said.  “Over the past month, we have welcomed over 100 businesses to Boston – from the Back Bay to the Waterfront. This is another sign that Boston is a growing city that people want to invest in and we are committed to helping you grow and thrive here.” Among the attendees at the event with the were acclaimed local chef Lydia Shire of Towne Stove & Spirits and Courtney Forester, owner of Sweet cupcakery which recently opened its third location on Newbury Street and is set to expand again to Downtown Crossing this summer.  The Mayor also announced the latest addition to the area: international retailer UGG Australia, which signed a lease at 75 Newbury Street.  Back Bay has seen a very steady increase in new retail businesses in the past 2 years as retailers increasingly move to make sure they have a presence in this flourishing neighborhood. In addition to welcoming these businesses, Mayor Menino emphasized the City’s commitment to fostering small business growth, highlighting a new one-stop-permitting center and the soon to be launched Boston Business Hub website. These new services will streamline processes across city agencies by providing a central entry point for businesses looking to open or expand a business in the City of Boston. New Businesses in Back Bay:
  • Jack Wills                                            179 Newbury Street
  • Converse                                             348 Newbury Street
  • Pinkberry                                             288 Newbury Street
  • Met Back Bay                                     279 Dartmouth Street
  • Lorand Art Gallery                          156 Newbury Street
  • Alex and Ani                                      115 Newbury Street
  • Rockport                                             218 Newbury Street
  • Simon Pearce                                     103 Newbury Street
  • Viselli Santoro Salon                      297 Newbury Street
  • Mass Ave Restaurant                     94 Mass Ave
  • Ibex                                                     303 Newbury St.
  • Forever 21                                        341 Newbury St.
  • Diane Von Furstenberg               73 Newbury St.
  • Back Bay Social Club                     867 Boylston St.
  • Towne Stove and Spirits              900 Boylston St.
  • The Fish and Bone                          217 Newbury St.
  • Audrey's Supplies & Services    296 Newbury St
  • Lolita                                                    271 Dartmouth St.
  • Deux Ave.                                           371 Comm. Ave (corner of Mass Ave.)
  • Max Brenner                                     45 Boylston St.
Coming soon:
  • Berry Line                                           305 Newbury St.
  • Levi's                                                   131 Newbury St.
  • Timberland                                          201 Newbury St.
  • Panera Bread                                       500 Boylston St.
  • Boloco                                                 569 Boylston St.
  • Vibram                                                292 Newbury St
As part of the New Business Appreciation Series, the City welcomed 42 new businesses to the Innovation District, 35 new businesses to Downtown Crossing and 33 to Back Bay.    

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