Turning Up the Volume in Back Bay

Samuels & Assoc.’s Rachel Diharce gives an inside look at how she and her team curated a unique retail experience at the new Lyrik development to cap off Boston’s iconic Newbury Street shopping district.

A Retail Tenant Bill of Rights?

Somerville is preparing to tackle lingering retail storefront vacancies and the displacement of local businesses that threaten to sap vibrancy from its commercial districts even as a sizable development pipeline is poised to bring a boost in foot traffic to prominent squares.

The Key to Keeping Current in the Seaport

It turns out that “try before you buy” is a compelling pitch for retailers as well as shoppers. In what’s becoming a commonly accepted practice, retail landlords such as WS Development and Wilder regularly take a flier on local, independently-owned shops that bring unique, new concepts to their portfolios.

Hope for Union Square’s Mom-and-Pop Retail

The developer behind the neighborhood’s massive, 2.7 million-square-foot project says it plans to bring local retailers into its new buildings alongside national credit tenants amid fears longtime businesses could be displaced.