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15 Feb 2015

New Nashua Store Reflects How Comcast is Morphing into Xfinity

Xfinity Nashua Ribbon Cutting_low resThe Telegraph (2/15/15) – As a metaphor for the changing cable-TV industry, the first Xfinity store in New Hampshire is pretty good.

The shiny store, which opened its doors two months ago, had its official ribbon-cutting Wednesday, complete with greetings from Mayor Donnalee Lozeau, a number of Comcast executives and somebody dancing around in the costume of a giant remote control.

Eight staffers will work in the 4,000-square-foot store at 219 Daniel Webster Highway, across from the Best Buy in south Nashua. They’re trained to demonstrate everything from the TV-and-lots-more package called the X-1 Platform to a variety of mobile apps.

28 Jan 2015

Linear Retail Acquires Cambridge Retail Property Across From Lechmere Station

Cambridge_Retail Space for Leasecitybizlist – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today its acquisition of a prominent retail condominium unit at the intersection of First Street and Cambridge Street in East Cambridge. The 3,075 square foot unit is located directly across the street from the Lechmere Green Line subway Station and two blocks from the CambridgeSide Galleria Mall.

The purchase price of the property was $2.4 million. The unit is occupied by Finagle a Bagel on a short term basis and is available for lease. Rick Rostoff, Vice President of Acquisitions, sourced this property directly from the seller, Cambridge-FAB LLC.

22 Dec 2014

Domino’s Opens New “Pizza Theatre” Concept in Yarmouth

Dominos Pizza Theatre Yarmouth MA-low resDomino’s has opened a 1,800 sf restaurant at Yarmouth Shopping Center, located at 371 Station Avenue in Yarmouth, MA

Barnstable-Hyannis Patch – (Burlington, MA; 12/22/2014)– Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that Domino’s has opened at its Yarmouth Shopping Center, located at 471 Station Avenue in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Domino’s occupies 1,800 sf.

The new “pizza theatre” concept by Domino’s invites customers in the store to experience pizza making right in front of them. The new build-out matches its improved brand image and products. The Yarmouth store features a modern look with ample seating, a giant chalkboard wall, and a digital tracking display on the wall for customers to see which order is up next. The new restaurant now caters to those that want to sit and enjoy pizza at the location instead of just ordering take-out.

19 Dec 2014

Florijn Home Now Open in Wellesley

Wellesley Florijn Home(Burlington, MA; 12/19/14)- Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced that Florijn Home is now open at their Central Plaza at 90 Central Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Florijn Home is a new boutique home décor store in Wellesley, MA and is the only one of its kind. The store, pronounced “Flor-ine” gets its name from the Dutch spelling of the word “Florin,” the gold standard in Europe since the time of the Medici bank (Florin, for Florence). The store carries products of the Northern European aesthetic with pieces from around the world including everything from votives, lanterns and dishware through furniture and artwork. Florijn Home is owned by the Barreveld Family.

8 Dec 2014

Linear Retail Appoints Rick Rostoff as VP of Acquisitions

Rick Rostoff - Linear Retailcitybizlist (12/8/2014) – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that it has hired Rick Rostoff as Vice President of Acquisitions. Rick will be responsible for sourcing and closing retail acquisitions in eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island and southern Maine.

Aubrey Cannuscio, Partner and head of Acquisitions of Linear Retail commented, “We are excited to have Rick join our growing team. Rick has a proven track record for closing deals and we expect him to contribute greatly to growing Linear’s portfolio.”

Prior to joining Linear Retail, Rick founded and operated Spectra Realty Associates, where he participated in the brokerage and development of over $200 million in retail, hotel, and office properties. At Spectra, Rick represented some of New England’s largest commercial real estate developers and owners as well as numerous retail and hotel REIT’s.

28 Nov 2014

Creating Experiences With Linear Retail Properties

Linear Retaill Properties - PartnersNEREJ (11/28/2014) – Linear Retail Properties is a leading acquirer, owner, developer and operator of retail properties in New England. Based in Burlington, MA, Linear was created in 2003 by its President & CEO, Bill Beckeman in partnership with a prominent financial institution. At that time, Beckeman went against conventional thinking, eschewing large anchored shopping centers in favor of well-located, small stores typically housed in smaller, convenience-oriented retail properties. The different focus was driven by Beckeman’s keen understanding of the New England retail real estate landscape and awareness of consumer and technology trends which pointed to the increasing desirability of smaller format stores and properties.

28 Nov 2014

Linear Retail Properties Leases 2,500 SF To Century Bank

Century Bank Woburn Ribbon CuttingNEREJ (11/28/2014) – According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, Century Bank is now open at Linear’s fully renovated West Marine Plaza located at 299 Mishawum Rd. across from the Woburn Mall.

The 2,500 s/f Century Bank branch provides customers with facilities featuring a large lobby, an easy access 24-hour ATM and drive-up “live teller” kiosk – providing Century Bank customers with extended hours of service with live video feed of a skilled representative.

The plaza’s renovation included a new façade, landscaping, signage and Century’s remote drive-through. In addition, Linear reduced the size of existing tenant Sleepy’s, and added Noodles & Co. and Century Bank. Noodles & Co. is slated to open the first quarter of 2015.

6 Nov 2014

Lauren Rogers Joins Linear Retail As Asset Manager

LRogers_7376_Bcrop-for-website2(Burlington 11/6/2014)–  Linear Retail announced today the most recent addition to the Asset Management team, Lauren Rogers.  Lauren manages a portfolio of Linear’s suburban and urban condominium retail properties. She is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic vision for each asset by utilizing Linear’s in-house leasing, marketing, development and construction teams.

Prior to joining Linear, Lauren spent nearly a decade working in the retail industry in New York City. She started her retail career at Le Pain Quotidien working in franchising and operational services and later served as Director of Real Estate. There, Lauren led the restaurant’s expansion to locations in NYC, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Following her time at Le Pain Quotidien, Lauren was the Senior Real Estate Manager for Blink Fitness and was responsible for suburban site selection and lease negotiation.

13 Oct 2014

European Based Amorino Soon to be Scooping Up Boston

Amorino Coming to Newbury StreetAmorino Gelato Signs Lease With Linear Retail On Newbury Street For First Boston Store

(Burlington, MA; 10/13/2014)- Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that Amorino Al Naturale has signed a lease at its 249 Newbury Street location in Boston’s Back Bay.

Amorino is a boutique gelato and coffee shop offering Italian’s best quality products. Its specialty gelato is offered in many flavors and can be enjoyed multiple ways: in a cup, in a focaccina (scone), on a waffle or crepe, or in its signature flower-shaped scoop served on waffle cones. Amorino also offers famous French macaroons, gelato cakes, pastries, sweat breakfast, homemade chocolates, milkshakes, granitas and a large range of Italian and American hot drinks. Amorino prides itself on having the highest quality of ingredients including free range organic eggs and high grade whole milk and never using artificial colorings or flavors. Popular all-natural flavors include Amaretto, Stracciatella, Tiramisu, Pistachio Verde di Bronte, and Mango Alfonso d’India. To house its gelato, Amorino plans to import a custom-designed wooden case from Italy that gives an Italian home feel.

21 Aug 2014

Linear Retail Hires Eric Banks as Portfolio Controller

(Eric-Banks-Linear-RetialBurlington, MA; 08/21/2014)- Linear Retail Properties, LLC announced today its recent hire of Eric Banks as Portfolio Controller.

As Portfolio Controller he supervises the property accounting and financial reporting processes. He also provides oversight of Linear’s internal control and audit functions.

Eric has been a real estate accountant for over 10 years. He is experienced in many facets of property and corporate accounting. He is also proficient in accounting for business operations and construction projects. Prior to joining Linear Retail, Eric spent 8 years working for REIT Management & Research, LLC (RMR) in Newton, MA. RMR provides real estate services and business management to several publicly traded REITs and real estate operating companies.

Eric is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts. He has a Master of Science in Accounting from The University of Massachusetts Boston and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.