August 2016 Newsletter

Newmarket News!

August 2016

We’ve been busy this month, so see what’s new in Newmarket!

Upcoming Events

We have Red Sox tickets! We will be sitting in the right field roof box when the Sox play the Baltimore Orioles on September 13. The Red Sox and the Orioles are closely matched; don’t miss this series that could decide the season’s American League standings! Tickets will be $60 per person. Includes a $10 voucher for food and beverage at the park. Click here to RSVP. Limited seats available so sign up now.

Members Network at Dorchester Brewery

Close to fifty Newmarket members and friends had a great time at our summer networking night at the newly opened Dorchester Brewing Company on August 10th. The night featured a tour of the brewery, beer tastings, great food, and the chance to mingle with old and new members of the Newmarket community. We welcome the brewery and thank them for their hospitality that night, and we encourage all members to check them out. Stay alert for our next networking event coming soon!

Safety Taskforce meeting Friday August 12th at 9am at the Hampton Inn. Discussion will include new city safety initiatives and drag racing issues in Newmarket, among other issues.

Newmarket Safety Task Force Updates

  • Renovations are coming soon to Farnham and Reading Streets. A public-private partnership has been formed in order to revitalize two of the streets most affected by the opiate epidemic in Newmarket. The NBA, neighbors, and the city are working to add new sidewalks; limited parking; street beautification; better lighting; and camera surveillance to these streets. The goal is to stem the tide of drug use overdose and illicit activity in the area.
  • In the next few weeks, the city will also deploy 2 to 4 “ambassadors” to the streets of Newmarket in order to check on the well being of its homeless population and to help move them into the services they need. As a result, businesses should begin to see a change in the number of loiterers and drug-inhibited individuals on the streets.

Real Estate News

  • The Boston Flower Exchange has been sold to the Abbey Group, the developer responsible for renovating the Landmark Center into a thriving office and retail center in the Fenway. They plan to turn the 5.6 acre facility into a tech office center capable of rivaling Kendall Square in Cambridge, an endeavor which they believe will employ as many as 5,000 to 10,000 people. The NBA will be closely involved in the planning and development stages of this site as things progress.
  • The South Bay Center expansion has been fully approved by the BRA after completion of the Article 80 process. The expansion will include 475 housing units, 75,000 square feet of retail space, a twelve-plex movie theater and a new hotel. The owners worked closely with the NBA and other abutters to mitigate the increased traffic to the area and other potential detrimental effects. For more details, click here.

65 East Cottage Street

The development project at 65 East Cottage Street, an outgrowth of the partnership between our sister entity Newmarket Community Partners and the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, has passed Article 80 review by the BRA and has been approved by the BRA Board. The new mixed use development will offer 20,000 square feet of new industrial/commercial space in late 2017. Leasing discussions are underway. Will build to suit. Those interested should contact Sue Sullivan either by email (suesullivan@newmarketboston.org) or by calling 617-233-7565.

NBA Member of the Month!

Dorchester Brewing Company

This month, we’d like to recognize a new business to the Newmarket community, the Dorchester Brewing Company. The company works with local, small to medium-sized craft beer brands and regional brewers to produce their product in a predictable, high-quality, cost-effective manner, thus eliminating the need for them to have their own large-scale brewery. Make sure to visit their tasting room to sample various brews. The tasting room is open from 11:30am to 11pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 11:30am to 9pm on Sundays.

Keep an eye out for our next update on what’s new in Newmarket! As always, should you have any questions or concerns, contact us at (617) 445-3445 or nba@newmarketboston.org

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