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7 May 2018

Fashionable Whitea Annie Store Brings Linear Retail Unit to Life
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Real Reporter Boston – Millennials are said to be loathe to brick-and-mortar retailing, but at least one stylish constituent of that generation is embracing a physical approach via her boutique women’s clothing store that recently opened right next to tony Newbury Street at a Linear Retail condominium. Founder Jiaming “Annie” Li’s vision is on display in 700 sf at 222 Clarendon St. where she offers a line of apparel featuring a Chinese theme. As for the old-school approach to pitching her wares, Li maintains “our store has many advantages” over an online platform.

“Here, I can interact with the customers and be sure to help them find what they need for any occasion,” she explains. “They can touch and feel the silkiness in products and pair them in person with accessories. We are known for having ultra-soft and cozy materials which our customers adore and items that are not mass-produced.”

23 Mar 2018

Linear Retail Properties leases 1,082 s/f to Gräem Roasted Nuts in Concord
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NEREJ Concord, MA – According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, Gräem Roasted Nuts will open its first shop at the corner of Main and Walden Sts. in downtown.

The 1,082 s/f European-inspired roasted nut shop will serve a variety of nuts, dried fruits, chocolates and other locally sourced goods. The store will also carry a gift basket line with reusable packaging.

23 Feb 2018

Linear Retail leases 698 s/f to Whitea Annie
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NEREJ (February 23, 2017) – Boston, MA According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, clothing boutique, Whitea Annie has opened a 698 s/f store at its 222 Clarendon St. location, taking the place of former Sordillo’s Tailoring.

Evan Eisenhardt, VP of leasing of Linear Retail said, “Whitea Annie is a perfect pairing to Linear’s business model of having a portfolio in which 50% is independent retailers. We like taking chances on new and fresh ideas and people who are passionate about what they do and inspire others. Annie has completely transformed the space into a beautiful boutique with high-end but affordable product.”

5 Feb 2018

Abbott’s Frozen Custard coming to Lexington Center
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Wicked Local – By Heather Beasley Doyle

Thinking ahead to Patriots’ Day, if you venture out to the Lexington parade, you might want to take along a little extra cash—and some space in your stomach, too. If all goes as planned, Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open its first Lexington store in mid-April, “before Patriots’ Day,” according to franchise owner and Lexington resident Jason Denoncourt.

Abbott’s will move into the space at 1853 Mass. Ave. vacated in the summer of 2015 by Candy Castle, which had been there for more than three decades. The frozen custard establishment will be Abbott’s third in Massachusetts.

Construction on the location, owned by Linear Retail, should begin this week, Denoncourt said. It should take about six to eight weeks. From there, he plans to “hire staff and get it all up and running.” For now, the store’s windows are plastered with images of frozen custard cones and the Abbott’s logo, concealing the interior of the space.

8 Oct 2017

Change afoot in historic Concord Center
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The Main Street area has been hit by vacancies, but new tenants are around the corner.
By Nancy Shohet West, Oct. 06, 2017

Boston Globe – Shoppers strolling the well-maintained sidewalks of Concord Center always find plenty to look at as they pass by the inviting shops: jewelry, fine art, stationery, gourmet food, sporting goods, books by authors both local and international.

But recently the view has also included something that was far less common in previous years: empty windows.

At least three prominent storefronts in the Main Street area are currently vacant, including the iconic building at the west corner of Main and Walden that for years housed The Toy Shop of Concord. Just a few blocks away on Thoreau Street stands another empty storefront across from the train station, with La Provence now shuttered.

17 Aug 2017

Linear Retail Signs Caffé Nero Deal in Concord, MA Town Center
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(Burlington, MA; 8/17/2017) – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that it signed a lease with Caffé Nero for 2,803 SF at 55-57 Main Street in the historic Friend Block in downtown Concord, MA.

The European-based café will serve Italian coffee and espresso based drinks along with locally sourced artisan baked goods from Concord’s Nashoba Brook Bakery. The café’s inviting design will feature a fireplace and elegant seating areas with antique furniture refurbished locally including several community tables. The café is expected to open in the first quarter 2018.

14 Jul 2017

Linear Retail completes two leases totaling 4,824 s/f
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NEREJ (July 14, 2017) – East Greenwich, RI According to Linear Retail, Jersey Mike’s opened a 1,800 s/f store at its East Greenwich Commons shopping center located at 555 Main St. The company uses only premium meats and cheeses sliced on the spot and piled on oven-fresh bread baked in the restaurant throughout the day.

The deal was executed by Evan Eisenhardt, VP – leasing at Linear, along with Atlantic Retail Properties’ Ben Ravelson and Pat Gallagher. There is currently 900 s/f and 2,509 s/f available for lease at the center.

23 Jun 2017

Kadis of Linear Retail leases 14,528 s/f to Duluth Trading Co.
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NEREJ (June 23, 2017) – Warwick, RI According to Linear Retail, the 14,528 s/f Duluth Trading Company is now open at its 1000 Bald Hill Rd. shopping center.

Originally an online business, Duluth now has 22 brick & mortar locations with product varying from casual wear, workwear and accessories. All Duluth’s gear is centered around innovation for the job site and have been “tested by tradesman, construction workers, dock hands, cycle riders, old hippies and other hard-as-nails characters.”

3 Apr 2017

Linear Buys Boston Retail Condo For $2.6M
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Banker & Tradesman – Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties LLC has acquired a retail condo at 127 Tremont St. in Boston for $2.6 million.

The 2,135-square-foot space across from the MBTA’s Park Street station is leased to a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, Watermark Donut Co.

Tremont Street LLC 127 of Charlestown acquired the 6-story building on March 10 for $7.8 million and carved out a condo structure for the ground-floor space. Linear has acquired 24 retail properties in Boston and is seeking to complete additional similar transactions, CEO Bill Beckeman said in a statement.

23 Feb 2017

Linear Retail Acquires Retail Property in Medford, Massachusetts, for $4.7M
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REBusinessOnline (Feb. 23, 2017) – MEDFORD, MASS. — Linear Retail has purchased a retail property, located at 85 High St. in Medford, from Case Real Estate Capital for $4.7 million. CVS/pharmacy occupies the 15,700-square-foot property, which was built in 1996. Geoffrey Millerd, Justin Smith, Paul Penman and Matthew Waisnor of NGKF Capital Markets represented the seller in the deal.