Cambridge Crossing to Welcome Luminati Spirits X Lamplighter12.09.19
Cambridge, MA, (December 09, 2019) – DivcoWest announced today that Lamplighter Brewing Co. will open Luminati Spirits x Lamplighter at Cambridge Crossing (CX), a neighborhood located at the intersection of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. This joint micro distillery, brewery, and taproom concept completes the leasing of The Shed, CX’s most distinct retail building at the heart of the project.
“With their focus on quality, innovation, craft and community, Lamplighter has created a thriving local, independent small business that aligns perfectly with our vision for CX,” said Mark Roopenian, Managing Director at DivcoWest. “The Shed is the beating heart of CX and with the addition of Lamplighter and local chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Co we believe we are creating a place with a vibe like no other in the area.
Since founding Lamplighter in 2016, Co-Founders Cayla Marvil and AC Jones, both recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, have stayed true to the goal of fostering community through craft beverages and creating a place to both work and play in an authentic and welcoming space. Luminati Spirits x Lamplighter will follow that mission, bringing the values of community and creativity to East Cambridge, and expanding the way that consumers can share and experience craft spirits and beer at their source.
“We’re thrilled to not only continue our development of great beer, but also to pursue our passion for craft spirits all at our home here in Cambridge,” said Lamplighter Brewing Co. CoFounder AC Jones.” We’re also incredibly excited that Cambridge Crossing provides us with expanded space for events, entertainment, and community engagement, while continuing to emphasize a fun, creative, and neighborhood-based taproom setting.”
Designed by local architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates (PCA), The Shed is a two-story standalone retail building located in the center of Cambridge Crossing and is surrounded by public open spaces including parks, a waterway with granite blocks for seating (repurposed from the 150-year old seawall excavated at the site), a picnic grove with grills, and outdoor games like bocce ball.
“DivcoWest is creating a new neighborhood in East Cambridge that we believe must be anchored by best in class local retail and restaurants,” said David Downing, VP and Managing Director of Leasing at Graffito SP, the retail leasing broker on the deal. “Lamplighter’s concept is the perfect fit for the neighborhood and the Shed is such an exciting physical space. We look forward to seeing CX come alive.”
Luminati Spirits x Lamplighter will open in 2020, with more details to be shared in the coming months.
With the addition of Lamplighter, approximately 1.3 million square-feet of commercial space is now fully leased at CX. A fourth building is now under construction, a 480,000 square-foot science and technology building at 250 Water Street. Once complete, the community will provide a one-of-a-kind place for neighbors, residents, and employees connected to two MBTA stops and surrounded by an eclectic food scene, neighborhood retail, and over 2500 residences in a range of apartment and condominium buildings. Lamplighter was represented in this transaction by Dave Downing and Jesse Baerkahn, both of Graffito.
About Cambridge Crossing
Cambridge Crossing (CX) is a 43-acre, 4.5 million-square-foot transit-oriented neighborhood located at the intersection of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston. Once complete, CX will offer 2.1 million-square-feet of state-of-the-art science and technology space, 2.4 million-square-feet of residential space that includes approximately 2,400 new units in addition to the 2,500 existing units in the neighborhood, and 100,000 square-feet of local and authentic retail for the community to enjoy. Eleven acres of activated open public and green space, including a central common, will benefit incoming employees, residents and neighbors adding to the vibrant and innovative East Cambridge and Kendall Square communities, and the multiple modes of transportation including two MBTA lines will provide ease of access. Developed by DivcoWest and designed by a renowned team of local architects, CX buildings and the neighborhood as a whole will be LEED certified and will be the second Wired Score Certified Neighborhood development in the country providing seamless connectivity. For more information and updates, please visit www.cambridgecrossing.com, and follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @CXCambridge.
DivcoWest, founded by Stuart Shiff, is a vertically-integrated operator, owner, developer and real estate partner to the innovation economy. DivcoWest’s employs approximately 140 employees across corporate offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, DC and New York as well as numerous property management locations across the United States. Since its inception, DivcoWest and its predecessor have acquired more than 46 million square feet of commercial space – primarily throughout the United States. DivcoWest has a longstanding history of investing primarily in properties that serve the innovation markets of the economy, seeking to capitalize on DivcoWest’s extensive network of relationships within the markets for which the company has served over the last 25+ years. DivcoWest’s real estate portfolio currently includes existing and development properties consisting of office, R&D, lab, industrial, retail and multifamily.
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