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25 Nov 2016

Kadis of Linear Retail Properties leases 1,635 s/f to Rev’d Indoor Cycling
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collage-3NEREJ – Burlington, MA Linear Retail Properties, LLC, has signed a lease with Rev’d Indoor Cycling at the Burlington Marketplace, 68 Burlington Mall Rd.

Rev’d is a 1,635 s/f boutique cycling studio with top of the line equipment and instructors. It offers indoor cycling classes in an environment with music and lighting designed for workouts. The Burlington site is the third location for the retailer with other locations adjacent to Legacy Place in Dedham, and at Patriot Place in Foxborough.

The deal was facilitated by Linear Retail’s, Joel Kadis, partner – leasing & development, and Blackline Retail Group’s president, Dan Dori. Burlington Marketplace is now fully leased.

18 Oct 2016

Boston’s First Invisalign-Only Boutique Opens In The South End
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columbus-1702CityBizList – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that Smilebar, an Invisalign-only boutique has opened at 303 Columbus Ave. in the Bryant Back Bay luxury condominium building in Boston, MA. The property is situated where the Back Bay meets the South End, between Clarendon and Dartmouth Streets.

Smilebar is the first Invisalign-only boutique in the Boston area. Smilebar’s orthodontic specialists use the latest 3D imaging technology to provide Invisalign, a series of clear and removable aligners to create a perfect smile. Smilebar has also partnered with Smile Train for its OneChild+OneSmile donation program. For every new patient who completes treatment, Smilebar will provide the cost of a child’s cleft lip/palate surgery in a developing country.

29 Sep 2016

Rev’d Cycling Studio to open in Burlington Marketplace
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revd-indoor-cycling_low-resWicked Local Burlington – Linear Retail Properties recently announced that it has signed a lease with Rev’d Indoor Cycling at the Burlington Marketplace, 68 Burlington Mall Road.

Rev’d is a luxury boutique cycling studio that offers indoor cycling classes with music and lighting designed for high-energy workouts.

The Burlington site is the third location for the retailer with other locations in Dedham and Foxborough.

13 Sep 2016

IN THE ZONE
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bike-zone-yarmouth-maCape Cod Times (Sept. 13, 2016)- The Bike Zone’s newest landlord has announced the bike shop is opening a third Cape Cod location. The Bike Zone, which has locations in North Falmouth and Hyannis is opening a new 3,600-square-foot store in Yarmouth Shopping Center at 471 Station Ave. in South Yarmouth, according to a statement from Linear Retail, the building’s landlord.

The new store is located on the route for a planned extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, according to the statement.

9 Sep 2016

Linear Retail Leases 3,600 SF to Bike Zone in Cape Cod
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img_9592-001_on-bikes-low-rescitybizlist (9/9/2016) – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that Bike Zone has opened at its Yarmouth Shopping Center, located at 471 Station Avenue in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Bike Zone Yarmouth’s 3,600 SF store offers a large line of road, mountain, cyclocross and leisure bicycles for sale, a service and repair center, bike rentals and Pro Fit consultations. The new store is positioned directly on the Cape Cod Rail Trail future extension in Yarmouth.

5 Aug 2016

Like Father, Like Daughter
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Bill and BridgetShopping Centers Today– Not all father-daughter combinations work side by side in the industry, but they may still share a common bond that augments the family relationship. Such is the case with William (Bill) Beckeman, president and CEO of Burlington, Mass.-based Linear Retail Properties, and his daughter Bridget.

Bill founded Linear Retail, which owns, acquires, develops and manages retail properties in New England, in 2003. He is trained as a structural engineer, but also spent years in property management with John Hancock Properties and as a partner with Finard & Co. He has two daughters. Bridget, 28, is a Harvard graduate and has been an asset manager at Jamestown Properties since 2014. Her sister, Lily, 26, lives in New York City and is involved in the fashion industry.

9 May 2016

Linear Retail is listed on NREI’s 2016 Top Retail Owners
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NREI Top Retail Owners 2016NREI – Linear Retail has been listed on National Real Estate Investor’s, “Top Retail Owners of 2016.” The listing of the top owners of retail real estate was compiled using responses to NREI’s top owners of retail real estate survey, earnings reports and company Web sites. It is based on the total size of the companies’ U.S. portfolios as of Dec. 31, 2015.

See full list here: http://nreionline.com/retail/2016-top-retail-owners

4 Feb 2016

Concord’s Friend Block is purchased by Linear Retail Properties
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Friend's Block Concord 1 Wicked Local – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, has announced that it acquired the two-story Friend Block located at 49-57 Main St. in Concord, MA for $4.7 million. The property was sold by the Friend Block Realty Trust.

The Friend Block is located at the center of Concord’s shopping district at the intersection of Main St (Rte. 62) and Walden Street. Originally constructed in 1892, the 11,740-square-foot site is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The site is named after John Friend, who opened a pharmacy in the late 1800s.

Linear expects to fill the building, which is mostly vacant, with shops complementary with Concord’s town center. Linear plans on modernizing the building’s interior while respecting the exterior’s historic design.

1 Feb 2016

Linear Retail Pays $12M for 7th Nashua Property
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Barnes & Noble_235 Daniel Webster Hwy Nashua, NHThe Real Reporter- NASHUA, NH — And now there is one—owner, that is, of all four retail properties at what Linear Retail Partners principal William J. Beckeman deems “arguably the best intersection in all of Nashua,” and if so, that is good news for his Burlington, MA-based operation that just paid $12 million to secure the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 235 Daniel Webster Highway, complementing three other assets assembled over the past decade where Spit Brook Road converges with DWH.

“It fills out the corner nicely for us,” Beckeman tells Real Reporter in the wake of an all-cash deal that completes the four-piece puzzle at that light and brings Linear’s overall Nashua portfolio to seven properties. “It’s a great fit fot us,” Beckeman says in stating the obvious that, “we like Nashua a lot” even as the firm’s expanding fiefdom of convenience-oriented retail stretching from New Hampshire to Rhode Island and now at 80 assets overall continues to expand in other markets, with 2015 an especially active season on the acquisitions front, that group led by Aubrey Cannuscio.

30 Jan 2016

Pawtucket Shopping Center Changes Hands
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Blackstone Place - Pawtucket, RIPawtucket Journal – Linear Retail Properties, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, has acquired Blackstone Place, a shopping center at 727 East Ave. in Pawtucket, for $9.1 million.

The center, built in 1963, is fully leased and is anchored by Rite Aid. Other tenants include Hillside Family Medical, Rasoi, Antonio’s Pizza, Core Energy Fitness, Moon Star, Wild Flour, Garden Grille and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Linear also owns Smithfield Commons, East Greenwich Commons and 1000 Bald Hill Road in Warwick.