South Station Is Getting a CVS Pharmacy, Tavern In the Square
It's also getting some brand-new bathrooms.
Some major changes are coming to South Station, including a new bar, and a two-floor pharmacy.
Four leases have been inked at the cityâ€™s busiest transit hub, including a deal to bring a 30,000 square-foot CVS/Pharmacy, which will span two levels, a new Starbucks that will rival the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts kiosk on the first floor of the station, and the return of Barbaraâ€™s Books.
CVS/pharmacy will begin construction of its two-level store, complete with an escalator and elevator, this November, with a planned opening in March 2014.
The changes will also bring a Tavern in The Square to the busy station, which is slated to open sometime between November and December. â€śTavern in the Square is very excited about this opportunity. We are taking 780 [square feet], and we will have 40 seats in our space,â€ť said Joey Arcari, founder of the bar and eatery. The tavern will have a scaled-down menu, and feature more than 50 beers on tap.
Besides the new bar, coffee spot, and pharmacy, South Station, the public bathrooms at the 116-year-old stationâ€”which are used by thousands of people dailyâ€”will be revamped and modernized to reflect facilities seen in airports. â€ś[These upgrades are] marking the beginning of planned changes at Bostonâ€™s longest-standing travel epicenter,â€ť according to a press release from Equity Office, the firm that inked the deals. â€śRestroom changes will include creation of an airport-quality ladies room in the former Clarkâ€™s space and an expanded high quality menâ€™s room in place of the current restroom configuration.â€ť
Equity Office will manage the work with a phased approach to construction.Â Initial construction will begin in October, and the restroom changes will meet accessibility standards for all patrons.
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