Wow, this is great news. It's actually not a bad space for that side of the street and I think they can do a much better job with it than ABP did.The au bon pain on Cambridge street in the West end/beacon Hill has closed. There are signs that a flour will replace it and open in the spring. As someone who lives close, this is clearly an upgrade and helps solve the problem of no good fast breakfast place in beacon Hill
Wow, neither of those things were true 5 years ago. I haven’t been into a Tatte since the acquisition, but I was in a newer Flour location a few months ago and didn’t think it was “moderately corporate and sterile.” It was jam packed with people which wasn’t pleasant, but I don’t know what you could mean by your comment.Tatte=corporate and sterile. Flour=moderately less so
Flour is not corporate and sterile in any way, shape, or form. Tatte barely is either -- I agree it's overpriced and not amazing, but they're still all locally owned in Boston and have beautiful spaces.Nice to see it will be a Flour and not a Tatte, those places are multiplying like a disease right now. I didnt even realize a new one had opened in the old B3 spot in Berkley. Tatte=corporate and sterile. Flour=moderately less so
It happened in 2017, per the below. Panera only owned Tatte for about a year, and only then a slim majority stake. The founder is probably happy with where she is now, but fair to say that the perception of having gone corporate was a blow to the chain's reputation, since most people still seem to think that Panera owns them three years later.Not sure this is true. All I can find is that Tatte is owned (majority stake) by Panera. Never saw news it was sold by Panera - can you back that up?
In 2016, Or sold just over 50 percent of her company to Panera Bread and continued to operate Tatte as an independent company. In 2017, when Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich sold Panera for $7.5 billion to JAB Holding Corp. and left the company, he took Panera’s share of Tatte with him.
Tatte is not owned by Panera.Tatte is also owned by Panera.
Shaich is a local guy, and as well as Tatte he's also a major investor in /owner of Life Alive, Clover, and CAVA.Boston Globe said:Tatte owner Or has also made an effort to publicize that Panera Bread is no longer an investor in Tatte. Panera was sold to JAB Holding Co.
Thank you! Surprised there wasn't more media attention given to this...It happened in 2017, per the below. Panera only owned Tatte for about a year, and only then a slim majority stake. The founder is probably happy with where she is now, but fair to say that the perception of having gone corporate was a blow to the chain's reputation, since most people still seem to think that Panera owns them three years later.
Well, that sucks. I always enjoyed Meritage.Meritage in the Boston Harbor Hotel and one of Boston’s dwindling number of four diamond restaurants(now only six) to close February 15.
I honestly don't have much experience with Pavement, I've been in the Newbury st one and got a regular coffee if memory serves. Seemed nice. Seems way more local and small-businessy than Tatte. They have way more street cred in my bookHow do you feel about Pavement?
I personally like Tatte well enough. The food is overpriced, but I try to go once every other month or so because (while expensive) it’s really yummy!
If it activates the space and means we don’t have retail vacancy, I think it’s a win. I hope the landlords aren’t charging too much to the daycare centers to operate these spaces, though. Where are you talking about?I've noticed that day care centers are now taking up storefronts on seemingly every corner. Does anyone have an opinion on that?
Right, surely any weakness in DTX's retail sector is clearly attributable to a random one-off act of youthful hooliganism, and not the global forces of hyperappreciation of urban real estate conjoined with the Amazon juggernaut.And some wonder why Downtown Crossing retail is anemic.
Youths destroy merchandise, pull out stun gun and mace at Downtown Crossing Macy’s - The Boston GlobeA teenage boy was arrested and a group of juveniles were detained after they repeatedly destroyed merchandise and pulled out a stun-gun and mace at the Macy’s in Downtown Crossing Wednesday afternoon, Boston police said.www.bostonglobe.com