The decade-long mating dance has resumed between Stop & Shop and developers to come to terms for a supermarket in the Bulfinch Triangle, according to recent media reports. Although Trinity Financial recently told the neighborhood that Stop & Shop was no longer interested in the ground floor space for its planned 14-story apartment complex along N. Washington St., the Mayor’s Office and Boston Redevelopment Authority seem to be doing some arm twisting.
According to the Boston Business Journal, “Following pressure from City Hall, Stop & Shop has returned to the bargaining table and is reconsidering construction of a 21,000-square-foot supermarket in the Bulfinch Triangle that would serve the North End, West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, sources told the Boston Business Journal.” (See Stop & Shop back in play in No. End)
Even more optimistic is newspaper columnist Karen Cord Taylor after talking to the BRA. “Senior Manager Peter Gori said he is confident a supermarket will arrive. Serious conversation is going on between Trinity and Stop & Shop about taking over the 21,000 square foot retail space Trinity has made available on the ground floor of its proposed One Canal Street residential complex, he said.” (See Supermarket Likely, Despite All Odds)