(Burlington, MA; 12/14/2018) – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, announced today that it had a ribbon cutting ceremony for Caffè Nero in Concord, MA. The 2,803 SF café is now officially open at 55-57 Main Street in the historic Friend Block.
Town officials, Concord Chamber of Commerce board members, Caffè Nero representatives, and Linear Retail gathered November 30th for a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming the new café to downtown Concord. The European-based café is now serving Italian coffee and espresso based drinks along with locally sourced artisan baked goods from Concord’s Nashoba Brook Bakery. The café’s inviting design features a fireplace and elegant seating areas with antique furniture refurbished locally including several community tables.
Joel Kadis, Partner – Leasing & Development represented Linear Retail and John Dennis of Corporate Realty Advisors, represented the tenant. There is currently 1,082 SF – 2,900 SF of retail space available at the corner of Walden & Main Streets.
ABOUT THE FRIEND BLOCK
Linear Retail completed a $1.5 million renovation of the Friend Block. The renovation restored the building exterior, replaced all windows and mechanical systems, insulated all spaces, provided new bathrooms, ADA accessibility and added an elevator. The Friend Block was acquired by Linear Retail in January of 2016 and is located at the center of Concord’s shopping district at the intersection of Main St (Rte. 62) and Walden St. The 11,740 SF building was originally constructed in 1892 and is named after John Friend, who opened “Friend Pharmacy”. The property was sold to John Snow in 1913 and “Snow Pharmacy” operated there until 1998 when the pharmacy was sold to Brooks by Walter Foley.