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Five New Tenants Join Chestnut Hill

by Nate Hunter

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Major redevelopment will expand the center to 406,000 square feet.

The Cinema de Lux will be more than 40,000 square feet.Chestnut Hill, Mass.  — The 115,000-square-foot Macy’s at Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, located in Chestnut Hill, was demolished in March and a new building has been built in its place to make room for five new tenants. These tenants include the six-screen Cinema de Lux, The Sports Club/LA, Shake Shack, Pinkberry and Bernard’s. The major redevelopment will expand the center to 406,000 square feet and is being constructed by The Torrey Company on behalf of WS Development.

The Chestnut Hill Shopping Center originally opened in 1949 and was anchored by R.H. Stearns, S.S. Pierce and Star Market. The redevelopment will feature a village-like streetscape with pedestrian walkways, outdoor dining and new buildings with glass facades overlooking Hammond Pond. PCA (Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates) of Cambridge is the architect for the project. Later this year, construction will begin on a three-story, 64,000-square-foot building that will feature retail stores and restaurants on the first floor and more restaurants on the second floor. The third floor will become WS Development’s corporate headquarters. A few tenants will begin opening in early 2013.

— Brittany Biddy

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