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9 Nov 2011

Yeh! Yogurt Glace and Cafe Is Coming to Burlington
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Yeh Yogurt Burlington Cafe RenderingBoston Restaurant Talk – It looks like a group of frozen yogurt shops in Montreal is going to be opening a location in Burlington, with a possible opening sometime around the end of the year.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Yeh! Yogourt Glace and Cafe is planning to open new outlets in the Boston area and Albany by Christmas, joining three other locations in Montreal. [November 9 update: According to Linear Retail, the new location will be at the Burlington Marketplace shopping center, which is across from the Burlington Mall on Mall Road in Burlington.] The shops are self-service, with customers picking from an array of flavors, toppings, and sauces, with the price being determined by weight.

9 Nov 2011

Social Media Marketing and Consumer Retail: It’s About More Than Ads
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Bikram Yoga DanversClickZ Marketing News and Expert Advice– Commercial real estate firms that specialize in consumer retail are picking up this too. Consider Boston-based Linear Retail, which added a smartly-integrated social platform to its business and marketing efforts. Built around existing social tools and platforms, it places its customers front and center as advocates in the firm’s marketing programs. The direct beneficiaries are Linear’s business customers, and by extension Linear Retail itself.

12 Sep 2011

L.A. Burdick is Coming to Boston’s Back Bay
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L.A. Burdick Chocolate Clarendon StreetBoston Restaurant Talk Blog – A New Hampshire-based retailer of handmade chocolate products that also operates a restaurant and three chocolate shops/cafes–including one in Cambridge–is going to be opening a fourth cafe, with this one being in the Back Bay of Boston…

26 Aug 2011

Miniluxe, Gustare Oils Coming to Wellesley Shopping Center
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Wellesley Shopping Center Central Plaza Boston Real Estate, Citybizlist – MiniLuxe Nails, Waxing and Beauty Salon and Gustare Oils & Vinegars will be joining the tenant roster at the Central Plaza shopping center on Central Street in the downtown shopping district of Wellesley, Mass…

3 Jul 2011

Retail Regeneration, New England retail markets are seeing uptick in leasing and development activity
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Northeast Real Estate Business – The retail real estate market is slowly picking up in some areas of the country compared to 2010. While New England has always been a slower growth market the established nature and barriers to entry can make retail development a challenging process – the area has remained relatively healthy throughout the recession. As a whole, some retailers, such as fast-casual restaurants, supermarkets and discount retailers are expanding in the market.

30 Jun 2011

Retail’s Long Reach
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Boston Bisnow Retail SummitBisnow Real Estate – Things are looking up when once bypassed locations like Somerville are on the radar for retailers. This morning, a standing room only crowd of 350 came to Bisnow’s Retail Summit at the Hyatt Regency to absorb knowledge from a panel representing the whole industry spectrum, from large format to specialty.

Our able moderator, Posternak Blankstein & Lund’s Jo-Ann Marazullo, guided Federal Realty Investment Trust’s Don Briggs, Centro Properties Group’s Barry Rodenstein, Target’s John Griffith, Chipotle’s Bradley Toothman,

24 Jun 2011

Clifford of Linear Retail Leases to Snappy Sushi at 108 Newbury Street
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Snappy Shushi Newbury StreetNew England Real Estate Journal – According to Linear Retail, Snappy Sushi officially opened at 108 Newbury St.

Key negotiators in the deal included Linear Retail’s vice president of asset management, Jim Clifford and Sterling Real Estate LLC president, Michele Messino.

Snappy Sushi is a contemporary sushi restaurant. The Newbury St. location is Snappy Sushi’s second restaurant; the other is in Davis Square in Somerville. Snappy Sushi is the only restaurant in Boston to use brown rice exclusively. Snappy Sushi features appetizers, salads, a la carte, fancy rolls, combinations, beer and wine. The new restaurant is two levels with a large communal table upstairs and table/bar seating downstairs. There is also a large seasonal outdoor patio.

27 May 2011

Linear Retail Properties Marks Grand Opening of Eastern Mountain Sports
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Eastern Mountain Sports WarwickNew England Real Estate Journal – Shopping Centers – Warwick, RI: City officials recently joined representatives of Eastern Mountain Sports and Linear Retail Properties, LLC to celebrate the store’s grand opening of its 1000 Bald Hill Rd. (Rte. 2) location.

City council president Bruce Place brought greetings and congratulations on behalf of mayor Scott Avedisian. Councilman Ray Gallucci, whose ward encompasses the property, and Karen Jedson, director of the city’s Department of Tourism, Culture and Development, attended and participated in the ribbon cutting.

18 May 2011

Linear Retail Acquires East Greenwich, RI Retail Buildings for $8M
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East Greenwich Commons shopping centerCitybiz Real Estate – Burlington, Mass-based Linear Retail Properties, LLC has purchase East Greenwich Commons, two retail buildings totaling 41,233 square feet at 507-563 Main St in East Greenwich, RI.

Geoff Millerd of Cushman & Wakefield brokered the transaction, representing the Seller and procuring Linear Retail as the buyer.

The purchase price for the properties, located on Route 1 – downtown East Greenwich’s primary retail corridor, was $8 million.

21 Mar 2011

Linear Retail Buys Newbury Street Properties
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292 Newbury Street retailBoston Globe – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, a Burlington company focused on acquiring and operating urban retail properties in New England, said it has bought four retail condominium units at Boston’s 292-296 Newbury St. for $5.99 million.