Beacon Hill Framery to Leave Charles Street
Long-time Beacon Hill business to move to an attractive space in the Innovation District.
After 21 years on Charles Street, Beacon Hill Framery will close by the end of the month to move to a large new space in the Innovation District.
For less than half the rent she pays at her small shop at 107 Charles St., owner Victoria Spoor will be getting more than three times the space in a pristine building in Fort Point. She opens at 840 Summer St., Suite 305, on March 1.
"I'm so excited about it. It's going to be such a great space," said Victoria Spoor, who bought the business three years ago.
The decision to move came at the end of January, after rent negotiations with the landlord fell through.
She had a month to find a space and one of her customers, who happens to be the administrator of the federal Small Business Administration, directed her to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Within 24 hours of contacting them, Spoor had a new place. "Those people were amazing," she said of the BRA.
Spoor said that business on Charles Street has dropped off this winter and with the continuing rise in rents, she would have to increase the price of her services, which she did not want to do.