The lingering question of the North End / West End supermarket took another turn with news leaked to the Globe that TD Garden owner, Delaware North, and Boston Properties are looking to move forward with a double-tower mixed use development, including a Stop & Shop and a multi-level Target.
Both Stop & Shop and Target had previously considered Trinity Financial’s nearby One Canal project, but eventually passed. This could solve the ongoing development holdup at One Canal. Last summer, city officials conditioned their approval on the inclusion of a supermarket, but included a relief loophole should another supermarket open in the immediate area. This was considered a big win for area residents and the North End / West End / Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee that has been advocating over the past 10 years for an affordable full-service, walkable supermarket alternative to Whole Foods.
As for the trial balloon plans on the TD Garden / North Station project, it includes two 400-foot towers with mixed office, residential, hotel and lots of retail, according to the Globe article. The 45,000 square foot supermarket would have an entrance on Causeway Street and the glass heavy development would have an arch leading into the Garden.