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The port’s newest open-air retail space will span an entire block

La Superette, a European-inspired commercial space centered around a public courtyard, will open its doors by next summer.


Rendered courtesy of WS Development and Kohn Pedersen Fox.

The Seaport District’s offerings are set to get even more extensive. Boston-based WS Development has announced plans to open a European-inspired retail space in the waterfront district by summer 2022. The convenience store will be based in European squares. intimate, ”with 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues built around a central courtyard that will host year-round activities and programming, according to a statement from WS Development. Flush with bistro tables and public seating under a canopy of trees, the plan is for the new development to combine the charm of a historic plaza with the innovation of the Seaport District. And with 125,000 square feet of space, it will expand to fill an entire block, which will have a significant impact on the neighborhood’s footprint.

Enthusiastic shoppers will appreciate retailers like Rag & Bone, Le Labo, Todd Snyder, Vince, and Scotch & Soda here. The Superette will also host the first Boston location for brands like Daniel Crémieux and Mack Weldon, as well as the first New England locations for luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid and the high-tech mini-golf / dinner concept Puttshack. . There will also be a number of dining venues in the space, including The Garrett Bars, an underground cocktail bar concept, in what will be their first location outside of New York City. And at least one Boston brand, Seaport Barbers, will be represented in space. Owber Andrew Alicea will be opening their second Seaport location with a full-service lounge here. Additional tenants will be announced in the coming months, while renderings show aisles of tented stands where buyers can take advantage of the outdoor space.

The 125,000 square foot development will occupy an entire block in the neighborhood, contributing to the million square feet of retail space planned for the booming neighborhood and to WS Development’s footprint in the region. The mixed-use developer has fashioned over 33 acres of waterfront property in the area, adding 300,000 square feet of retail to the area.

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Rendered courtesy of Boston Seaport / WS Development and Kohn Pedersen Fox.



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