It’s a neighborhood within a neighborhood. Formally known by the local residents as the “Lower End”, the West Side or City Side of South Boston is coming alive before our eyes. Generally, this is the part of South Boston (Southie) that is centered around the bustling West Broadway and the Broadway T stop on the Red Line. Just one stop from South Station, this once up and coming, and now just up, location has everything you need. With three new construction condominium projects (The Macallen Building, Allele, 36A Lofts) and a huge new construction luxury rental building (50 West Broadway), there are housing options for everybody and new retail shops opening up all the time. Currently you can find a yoga studio, a Newbury St. hair salon and a café in The Macallen, while just across the street is the very popular restaurant and bar, The Franklin Café. On West Broadway, just a few steps away you can find The Cornerstone bar, a Dunkin Donuts, a convenience store and The Teriyaki House.
The word on the street is that we are soon to see a high end grocery store and an upscale wine and liquor store opening up in The Macallen along with a woman’s boutique clothing store in one of the retail spaces at 50 West Broadway. Further down the line there is a slated redevelopment of the Broadway T station along with the two properties located next door to residential and a new construction building across from the T stop hosting a full service (food and liquor) art film house in a building with office space and residential. Needless to say this is the place to be for those who want all the amenities that a city neighborhood should provide, want a short walk to the South End, want to be a quick T ride to downtown and who want a bunch of killer housing options to choose from.
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