Are you like me and wonder what is going to fill that giant retail hole left by Borders on Boylston Street? It is right next to our office, and I walk by the vacant space multiple times per day. No pun intended, but that is prime real estate. According to the Business section of The Boston Globe today, the we can look forward to some new stores moving in!
The article states that Pret a Manger, a British natural foods store that offers prepared foods and Athleta, owned by Gap and a less-expensive version of Lululemon Athletica, will be moving into the space sometime this year. The remaining 17,000 sq. ft. is being acquired by H&M, which plans to expand its current location to include a full men's section, a maternity section, and a children's section. It will become H&M'signature store in the Boston Area.
I, for one, am looking forward to it!