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June 3, 2013
Meetings & Notices
Notice: BID Members Meeting

On Thursday June 13th, at the Omni Parker House, from 4-6 pm, join the Downtown Boston BID for a progress report and discussion of plans for the future.

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Hear about new developments, capital improvements, and why more and more residents call "downtown" their home. Please RSVP at
Downtown Events Calendar

Visit the Happening Now section at
for a listing of all the exciting activities going on in downtown Boston right now and in upcoming weeks and months.

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  • Cleaning and powerwashing in downtown.
  • Friendly, welcoming downtown presence: helping visitors with directions, notifying fire & police personnel of incidents, and more. 
  • Downtown beautification and capital improvement initiatives.
  • Summer arts & music shows.
  • contact for more.
Development & Research

With so much going on in the downtown area--new businesses, major development projects--it is important to keep tabs on all the changes occurring in our dynamic neighborhood.

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The Downtown Boston BID website maintains the following databases, free to browse:
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Office, Residential, Retail/Restaurant

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is pleased to run real estate listings on for available office, residential, and retail/restaurant space on behalf of Downtown Boston BID members.

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Visit the Doing Business section of
to view the current set of listings. All questions pertaining to individual listings should be directed to the broker(s) affiliated with the listing.  
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Downtown Boston Pop-Up Summer Fashion Show

This Thursday, June 6th, don't miss your chance for a sneak peek at the summer's hottest fashions, right here in Downtown Boston. At 12 pm, a Pop-Up Summer Fashion Show will take place at Lafayette City Center (Washington St. & Ave. de Lafayette). 

LCC Pop-Up Fashion Show

"Summer is finally here and we're celebrating with this unique and fun lunchtime fashion show in the heart of Boston. This event is perfect for fashionistas or anyone looking for a fun activity to brighten their day," said event host Andrea Matteson of CBRE-Grossman Retail Advisors.

The Pop-Up Summer Fashion Show is organized by partnership of diverse local businesses and associations, and offers a chance to come together in support of the Downtown Boston neighborhood and get expert fashion tips and a great show. Alongside Matteson, the event has been arranged by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Downtown Boston BID. Our hosts will be joined by Donna Johanson, a personal shopper at Macy's, as she presents and weighs in on the top looks that we will be seeing--and wearing--all summer-long.

All designs from the fashion show are being donated by Macy's, with appetizers provided by SIP and beverages from Walgreens. The Pop-Up Summer Fashion Show is also sponsored by the Abbey Group, Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston Building Wraps, Hot 96.9 and DJ Roy Barboza, CBRE, and CBRE-Grossman Retail Advisors.

Please contact for more info. We hope to see you at the show!  

Downtown Crossing Featured On "Chronicle"

This Thursday, at 7:30 pm, WCVB's (Channel 5's) legendary "Chronicle" TV newsmagazine will profile the transformation occurring in the Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

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The full half-hour show will include the recent debut of the Walgreens emporium, along with an update on the Burnham Building/Millennium Tower project (Filene's). You don't want to miss it!

Chronicle last visited downtown in May 2012, when it profiled Temple Place's amazing restaurant scene
Downtown Makes The Front Page
Of "Panorama"

Media coverage of the district continues in the upcoming June 10th issue of Panorama. The biweekly guide to entertainment and events in
Boston's neighborhoods, will focus on everything going on here in downtown. 

Panorama June 10th Panorama is found in hotels throughout the city and reaches a readership of almost 350,000 per month. Visit here for subscriptions; to request copies of this special issue through the Downtown Boston BID, please contact
Development News
120 Kingston St. At Halfway Mark

The 120 Kingston St. ("Dainty Dot") development, just southeast of downtown at Kingston & Essex Streets, is halfway through construction.

120 Kingston St June 2013

The 26-story, 228,000-sq.-ft. tower will include 200 residential units and a 5,300-sq.-ft. ground-floor retail space. It is on-track to open in mid-2014. For a comprehensive listing of downtown development projects, please visit here.
45 Stuart St. Development Underway

The 45 Stuart St. development (next to Jacob Wirth's), just southwest of downtown at Stuart & Tremont Streets, is now fully underway.

45 Stuart St June 2013

After preliminary prep work clearing off the former parking lot, workers have now begun foundation excavations on the 29-story, 404-unit, 384,000-sq.-ft. project. The 45 Stuart St. residences are on-track to open in spring 2015.

Arts, Entertainment, Events 
The Rascals Rocking At Boston Opera House

One of the seminal rock acts of the 1960s, with hits like "Good Lovin'" and "Groovin' (On A Sunday Afternoon)," the Rascals will play the Boston Opera House in late June for a four-night run.

Rascals Marquee Opera House

The original quartet will perform "Once Upon A Dream," a show written & directed by Steven Van Zandt, of "Sopranos" (E-Street Band) fame. The sets are designed by Marc Brickman, who created the set for Pink Floyd's epic "The Wall" tour.

When: Tuesday, June 25th-Saturday, June 29th
Where: Boston Opera House (539 Washington St.)
visit here for tickets and more info.