Speaking of 401 Park (nee Landmark Center), a florist opened in the main lobby a few days ago.I was in the Time Out Market in the Landmark Center... fantastic use of the space. Seems really popular.
I feel ya, but this isn't a price story. The guy owns the building and the liquor license. He isn't being squeezed on price. It's not that he can't afford to run the bar, it's that he has decided he can make a windfall doing something else instead.I've basically resigned myself to the idea that Boston is simply going to choke itself to death on price. There's little compelling reason to live here or start small business here over NYC at the prices things are reaching.
Do not mean to downplay the importance of employment or livelihood, but the quote above is highly contingent upon one's definition of "success"Vape shops had been the most successful small business story of this decade.