Skanska today announced that it has signed a lease with Oath Craft Pizza for approximately 1,800 square feet of retail space at 1350 Boylston. Once completed in fall 2017, 1350 Boylston will be a 17-story, 183,000 square foot building with 212 apartments, robust amenities, and approximately 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Oath Craft Pizza is a fast-casual pizza restaurant with proprietary crust and sustainably sourced toppings. It will join Tatte Bakery & Café, which will serve sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at 1350 Boylston. Both eateries will open in fall 2017.
“We’re proud to provide a vibrant location for Oath Craft Pizza that complements our residents’ amenities package at 1350 Boylston, and brings a delicious, fast-casual dining experience to the neighborhood,” said Charley Leatherbee, head of Skanska’s real estate development operations in Boston. “We’re thrilled to contribute to The Fenway’s growing retail base by partnering with a local company such as Oath that shares our commitment to sustainability and the community.”
While Oath Craft Pizza continues to grow, it is deepening its commitment to offering sustainably sourced food. The company has just received Humane Farm Animal Care’s (HFAC) Certified Humane® approval, certifying that its toppings are sourced from farms that meet the program’s standards of ethical and humane animal treatment. Working with farms such as North Country Smokehouse and Pederson's Natural Farms, Oath Craft Pizza is the first pizza brand to receive the designation.
“When you think ethically sourced food, you may not always think pizza, but that’s something we are changing,” says Patrik Hellstrand, CEO of Oath Craft Pizza. “We’re sourcing ingredients free from chemical additives, hormones and antibiotics because we’re committed to doing the right thing for our guests and the food system.”
Oath Craft Pizza and 1350 Boylston are walking distance to some of Boston’s most iconic entertainment and sporting venues, cultural destinations, and healthcare and educational institutions. At the intersection of Boylston and Kilmarnock Streets, the transit-oriented building is proximate to the MBTA’s Green Line and the Yawkey commuter rail station. Oath joins The Fenway’s growing retail base that is currently home to Target, Sephora, sweetgreen, Saloniki Greek, Pavement, Tiger Mama and Hojoko, and more.
Skanska’s other developments in Greater Boston include “Boston’s most sustainable block,” in the Seaport District, comprised of 121 Seaport, the first and only elliptical tower in the city with 400,000 square feet of Class-A, flexible office space targeting LEED® Platinum certification, and the site of Boston’s Seaport Shipwreck; 101 Seaport, the North American headquarters for PwC; and Watermark Seaport, a 300,000 square foot, LEED Gold residential building with ground-floor retail, which is more than 90 percent leased. Skanska also developed 150 Second Street, a lab and office building in Cambridge, MA.
Skanska has built and restored New England’s landmarks for more than 70 years—from Gillette Stadium and the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, to the Longfellow Bridge. Skanska self-finances the majority of its development projects and serves as the construction manager. The firm is responsible for developing and building “Boston’s most sustainable block” in the Seaport District, including 121 Seaport; 101 Seaport, the North American headquarters for PwC; and Watermark Seaport, a 300,000-square-foot, LEED Gold residential building with ground-floor retail, which is more than 95 percent leased.