After more than a decade of advocating for a West End / North End supermarket, residents are finally getting their wish. Postcards went out this week to officially schedule the opening of a Star Market on September 20th at North Station’s Hub on Causeway development project.
Star Market signed a preliminary agreement in December 2013 for a long-term lease at the new TD Garden / North Station development by Boston Properties and Delaware North. It will be the largest supermarket (63,000 s.f.) in downtown Boston. The Boston Garden Project includes three towers (hotel, residential & office) emerging from a podium base including retail and entertainment uses. The supermarket will be below ground level, accessible through escalators.
Since Stop & Shop closed on Cambridge Street in 2003, the resident-based North End / West End / Beacon Hill Supermarket Committee has been working with city officials and developers toward an affordable supermarket as an alternative to Whole Foods.
In addition to the supermarket, other parts of Hub on Causeway’s project are gradually opening including the new TD Garden/North Station Entrance and parking garage. Other commercial tenants moving into the space include a 15 screen ArcLight movie theatre.
H/T to North End resident, Paul Kafasis, for the postcard mailing notice.