First in what we think might be a long-running series
Did the Boston Globe just reprint a Delaware North/Boston Properties press release?
From yesterday’s mately local broadsheet:
Close-up of the un-bylined piece:
Text from the “Globe Staff”:
Boston Properties and Delaware North Wednesday officially launched construction of a massive new complex on Causeway Street in front of TD Garden and North Station. Dubbed, “The Hub on Causeway,” the first phase of the complex underway will include a new grocery store from Star Market, a 15-screen movie theater from ArcLight Cinema, office space, and underground parking.
The first phase is to open in late 2018.
Additional phases would bring a 38-story residential tower, and two shorter towers for offices and a hotel.
The developers are also building a new entrance to North Station as well as an underground connection between the train and subway stations.
Sure sounds like a press release to us.
That reminded the hardstashing staff of a post we uncharacteristically held off publishing several weeks ago:
When its home delivery isn’t going Chernobyl, the Boston Globe has been all about advertising partnerships lately. So you’ll excuse us if we wonder about this piece in [the January 3rd] Address section of the $tately local broadsheet.
The hardcounting staff tallies the plugs (and potential advertisers) thusly:
Heidi Pribell/Pribell Interiors: 5
Medusa Studio: 1
Visual Comfort: 1
Osborne and Little: 1
Global Views: 1
Ballard Designs: 1
Maybe nothing will come of this. Maybe something will. We’ll keep an eye out.
[Full disclosure: In truth, we’ve been less than vigilant in tracking the potential advertisers above. We’ll try to do better in the future.]
But Delaware North/Boston Properties?
That’s a done deal.