Echelon Seaport | 133-135 Seaport Blvd | Seaport

jdrinboston

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Not only is density a problem but lack of solid public transportation is an issue and above all else the types of living quarters here- there's going to be a bunch of empty condos from speculators and tax shelters and just people with multiple homes that only are there 1/3 of the year
I might actually challenge you on your assertion on the amount of empty residential that will wind up in the Seaport. To this point, the type of housing in the neighborhood has tilted toward rental, which should generally speaking, be almost always occupied as real estate investors don't rent pied-a-terre's. My understanding is a lot of the unbuilt housing left on the primary vacant lots is also intended to be mostly rental, so that should provide a decent fire break from having a neighborhood full of empty condo buildings.
 
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This looks awesome, can hardly wait to see it IRL. It's so damn nice when the final product you get is really close to what the renderings promised.
I can only hope the retail spaces will eventually give off similar vibes to what the renderings were showing. Right now, the courtyard looks pretty sad with zero tenants.
 

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I can only hope the retail spaces will eventually give off similar vibes to what the renderings were showing. Right now, the courtyard looks pretty sad with zero tenants.
Agreed. Thankfully retail is thriving, high end retail in particular.
 

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So…walked by here and did some sleuthing. Nearly, every retail space looked to have some build-out ongoing. In one window, I managed to find a floor plan with some logos on it (poor quality pic attached). I also found at least one posted building permit. Here is what I was able to make out: Alo Yoga Studio; Puttshack, which looks to be an “adult” mini golf course, Todd Snyder, some sort of upscale fashion outlet and “Vince.” So more retail is definitely coming.
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Probably just "Mini golf and alcohol". Because you can't be adult and have fun without drinking for some reason.

Ok, fine. "Adult" mini golf - giving "hole in one" a brand new meaning!
Nearly all restaurants serve alcohol. Does that mean you can't be an adult and have a good meal without drinking for some reason? I see nothing wrong with places that serve drinks for those who want them while also offering something fun to do whether ping pong, darts, pool, mini-golf or whatever. I guess for some folks, another bank or CVS would be preferable since neither of those sorts of places ever cause any harm ( end sarcasm).
 

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I figure it’s shorthand for “our concept is taking this kids game and adding alcohol”.
 

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So…walked by here and did some sleuthing. Nearly, every retail space looked to have some build-out ongoing. In one window, I managed to find a floor plan with some logos on it (poor quality pic attached). I also found at least one posted building permit. Here is what I was able to make out: Alo Yoga Studio; Puttshack, which looks to be an “adult” mini golf course, Todd Snyder, some sort of upscale fashion outlet and “Vince.” So more retail is definitely coming. View attachment 18836View attachment 18838
Wow great find! Very exciting that some great retail is coming in. Todd Synder and APC are great additions that aren’t currently in Boston. Soon to have 2 major shopping destinations in the city.
 

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Nearly all restaurants serve alcohol. Does that mean you can't be an adult and have a good meal without drinking for some reason? I see nothing wrong with places that serve drinks for those who want them while also offering something fun to do whether ping pong, darts, pool, mini-golf or whatever. I guess for some folks, another bank or CVS would be preferable since neither of those sorts of places ever cause any harm ( end sarcasm).
Mini golf and alcohol were a fantastic combo for Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (now THATS sarcasm).
 

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Mini golf and alcohol were a fantastic combo for Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (now THATS sarcasm).
Correct. NFL players never got in any trouble with the law before someone decided to open mini golf places that serve beer. In fact, now that I think about it, I believe it was the adult mini-golf that started Aaron Hernandez's death spiral.
 

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Correct. NFL players never got in any trouble with the law before someone decided to open mini golf places that serve beer. In fact, now that I think about it, I believe it was the adult mini-golf that started Aaron Hernandez's death spiral.
Ah, NOW I understand. You only recognize your own sarcasm, not that of others! Aha! :)

But yes, Bosdevelop, because it was a bad combo for Ruggs that completely means that NFL players never got into trouble law before mini golf place serve beer. To that point, I personally saw Hernandez bogeying the Windmill AND the Clown's Mouth the night before the homicide. He broke his little pencil in half.
 
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(As much as I hate to engage with this tasteless tangent: just for the record, TopGolf is not mini golf. It's a driving range. These are totally different things.)
 

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