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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.

11 Feb 2016

Linear Retail Acquires Historic Friend Block in Concord, MA
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Friend's Block Concord 1(Burlington, MA; 2/11/2016) – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that it acquired the two-story Friend Block located at 49-57 Main Street 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 St. Originally constructed in 1892, the 11,740 SF site is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The site is named after John Friend, who opened a pharmacy in the late 1800’s.

Mostly vacant, Linear expects to fill the building with shops complementary with Concord’s town center. Linear plans on modernizing the building’s interior while respecting the exterior’s historic design. Those interested in leasing should contact Joel Kadis, Partner – Leasing & Development of Linear Retail.

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.