One Canal Place Supermarket Stalled

October 23, 2012
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Trinity Financial Inc., the developer of the One Canal Place in the Bulfinch Triangle has not been able to reach an agreement with the supermarket to take over the first floor retail space in the proposed apartment building, according to a NEWRA Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee report.

“The developer must obtain a lease agreement from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the owner of a portion of the now vacant land,” ZLC co-chair David Kubiak said. “A lease must be obtained before the project can move forward,” he said.

“MassDOT has stated the agreement is dependent on having a supermarket at the site,” Kubiak added.

Apparently, Trinity is continuing to seek financing for the project, according to the NEWRA newsletter.

“The North End, Beacon Hill and the West End Supermarket Committee is asking the Boston Redevelopment Authority to intercede and help bring a supermarket to the One Canal site,” Kubiak added.

Several neighborhood meetings were held to discuss the supermarket at this location.