Have you been wondering about what is to come of the old Boston Herald site located at the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Southeast Expressway? Surrounded by Herald, Harrison, Traveler, and Albany streets, this location is one that has received a great deal of attention of late. Actually, we even recently blogged about some of the first plans that hit the newsstands earlier in the year regarding this now vacant property. Then, a mere three weeks later other reports about the project’s proposals was discussed in yet another blog. Now, headlines are surrounding Whole Foods Inc. who is now surfacing as the front runner to occupy this area and this would add to its already four Boston outlets already in business today.
National Development, the Newton Real Estate firm shared that they will be tearing down the current two-story old Boston Herald facility and replace it with four new buildings. This new development will be comprised of retail stores, restaurants, 475 apartments and the hopeful plans for the new Whole Foods market.
After opening yet another store in Jamaica Plain, Whole Foods Inc. is looking to expand but it is not only them who is hoping to be the grocery store in this new facility. Wegmans Food Markets is also eying this property. After opening their first location in the State of Massachusetts in the Fall of 2011 in Northborough, the firm is also looking to establishing their presence in Burlington and Chestnut Hill as well as somewhere in Boston. In the coming months we undoubtedly will hear much more about these possible plans and it is something that will completely and positively transform this district of Boston for the prolonged future.
More Information: Boston.com