Shaw’s Supermarket


Shaw’s Supermarket

Boston, MA

Shaw’s Supermarket is a neighborhood grocery store in Dorchester’s historic Lower Mills district. This project entailed the extensive restoration of the former shipping and receiving warehouse of the Walter F. Baker Chocolate Factory, a historic landmark complex in Dorchester dating back to the 1860s.

The new supermarket is 59,800 gross square feet, with a selling space of approximately 40,000 square feet. In addition, 190 parking spaces were created on two parking levels, one at-grade and a second on a single mezzanine level below-grade. The total development cost for Shaw’s is $24 million financed through the sale of Historic Tax Credits and private debt and equity.

Type: Commercial
Total development cost: $24 million
Units: 59,800 sf
Completed: 2003
Awards: “Preservation Achievement Award,” Boston Preservation Alliance, 2002

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