High Street Place Will Have a Newburyport Brewing Taproom, Quirky Doughnuts, and More

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High Street Place will feature hot chefs when it opens in 2020. / Rendering by Gensler

Boston’s year of the food hall is extending into 2020, but when the cool court High Street Place finally lands downtown, there will be plenty of reasons to visit. Along with previously announced vendors like star chef Tiffani Faison and Best of Boston-winning Wheelhouse burgers, among others, High Street Place just announced six more vendors, including Newburyport Brewing Company, Gracenote Coffee, and Bad Doughnut.

All told, we now know 17 of the planned 20 High Street Place vendors. Today’s update adds these to mix:

High Street Place is headed for a large, underused atrium connecting Financial District office towers at 160 Federal and 100 High Street. It will have 300 seats inside, including communal tables, bar rails, and leather banquettes, as well as an 84-seat outdoor patio.

Along with additional food and drink offerings, today’s announcements reveals more about the place itself: The food hall will have a gigantic video screen to enhance planned programming like a speaker series, viewing events, live music, and workshops. The 28-by-11-foot display “exceeds high definition resolution,” per today’s announcement, and will be specifically calibrated to adjust for sunlit viewing, evening screenings, or whatever the moment calls for. (That includes up to four different games at once, sports fans.)

The video wall at High Street Place. / Brian Samuels Photography

Boston architecture firm Gensler and the Philadelphia-based Groundswell Design Group are leading the redesign of the 20th century landmark. They are adding art deco-inspired details such as brushed brass sconces, as well as white subway tiling and custom marble work. The space will be anchored by a 26-by-91-foot green wall, comprised of evergreen boxwood, preserved reindeer moss, and twinkling lights. High Street Place is a joint venture by Boston real estate investment firms Rockpoint Group and Rockhill Management, and D.C.-based retail developer CANAdev.

“Our goal is to embrace the very best of Boston cuisine and culture in such a way that puts exciting amenities and exceptional hospitality at the center of the experience,” CANAdev principal Michal Morris said in a press release.

High Street Place has claimed its place on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and is eyeing an early 2020 opening. Stay tuned for the final vendors and more opening details.

Coming early 2020 to 100 High St., Boston, highstreetplace.com.

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