Skanska Announces Retail Lease at The Harlo with CAVA

Press release 9/13/2017 4:00 AM EST

CAVA’s first Boston location will open in The Fenway at Skanska’s second luxury residential tower in Q1 2018; building’s retail now 100 percent leased.

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BOSTON - September 13, 2017 - Skanska today announced that it has signed a lease with CAVA for approximately 2,400 square feet of retail space at The Harlo, the developer’s second luxury residential tower in Boston. This location is CAVA’s first in Boston, MA, and brings the building’s retail space to 100 percent leased. Once completed in fall 2017, The Harlo will be a 17-story, 183,000-square-foot building with 212 apartments, robust amenities, and over 7,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail that contributes to the vitality of the Fenway neighborhood.

“We believe choice and convenience go hand-and-hand with great neighborhoods and places to live,” said Charley Leatherbee, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston. “We are thrilled that CAVA has selected The Harlo for its first Boston location, enabling us to offer delicious and healthy cuisine to our residents and the neighborhood.”

CAVA, a Mediterranean fast casual restaurant and culinary brand, joins Tatte Bakery and Café and Oath Craft Pizza at The Harlo. From CAVA’s customizable and flavorful grain bowls to Tatte’s sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and Oath’s pizza with proprietary crust and sustainably sourced toppings, The Harlo brings a mix of destination restaurants, all with healthy offerings, directly to the Fenway and The Harlo’s residents.

“We’ve long been attracted to Boston’s vibrant energy and booming culinary scene,” said Brett Schulman, CEO of CAVA. “We’re excited to share CAVA’s bold flavors with the people of Boston, and there’s no better place to be than in the heart of the city, at The Harlo.”

CAVA offers a customizable menu of over 50 offerings like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers like Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME.

The Harlo is 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. The Harlo contributes to The Fenway’s growing retail base that is home to an abundance of restaurants, grab-and-go eateries, coffee shops and stores.

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 continues to leverage its local knowledge and global expertise to shape the region's institutional, commercial, healthcare and life science facilities, as well as to enhance or expand essential transportation and energy infrastructure.