Arsenal Yard’s Buttermilk & Bourbon in The Boston Globe

August 2021

At Watertown’s Buttermilk & Bourbon, the good times roll in spite of it all

The biscuits alone will will make you forget your troubles…

By: Kara Baskin

Where to: Buttermilk & Bourbon, where a slice of the French Quarter enlivens Watertown’s growing Arsenal Yards development, home to everything from Marshalls to Roche Bros. to Shake Shack to several life-sciences companies. Biotech, meet bayou.

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Sweetgreen is now open at Arsenal Yards

August 2021

Arsenal Yards continues to expand its food offerings with its newest addition, Sweet Green. The doors to the restaurant which specializes in serving salads buffet-style officially opened Aug. 27.

The new restaurant accommodates 24 diners indoors and has a patio for an additional 26 diners outdoors.

To celebrate the opening of its 19th Boston location, Sweet Green donated a meal to the Watertown Food Pantry for every meal sold.

Read the full article in the Watertown Tab.

Boylston Properties Introduces Life Science Building, 500 Forge, in Arsenal Yards, Watertown

August 2021

Construction of the 120,000 sf life science building commenced in March 2021

500 Forge rendering from Arsenal St.

Watertown, MA – Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Boylston Properties, a Boston-based developer of mixed-use destinations, is officially introducing 500 Forge, a transformational life science building and the first building you see as you enter Watertown along Arsenal St., positioned prominently within amenity-rich Arsenal Yards. With 120,000 SF of life science space under construction, 500 Forge is led by the proven development team behind other first class life science development in Watertown, including LINX, 200 Arsenal Yards Blvd, and the future 100 Forge. 500 Forge will be ready for forward-thinking life science companies to move in by August 2022.


The East End of Watertown has become a hotbed of activity as life science companies now occupy over 1M SF of real estate in the area, with an additional 1M sf under development; and Arsenal Yards is in the center of it all. Boylston Properties is transforming 500 Forge into a purposefully renovated life science building featuring 15’-18’ ceiling heights, new mechanical systems, outdoor balconies, covered parking, and an ideal first floor for robust chemical and GMP users.


“As one of the first in the area to develop purpose-built life science space in Watertown alongside industry leaders like Alexandria Real Estate, we are ecstatic to see the momentum building within this emerging cluster on the border of Allston/Brighton and Cambridge,” said Bill McQuillan, founding principal at Boylston Properties. “Arsenal Yards is a life science recruiters’ dream with tons of retail, fitness and entertainment amenities for talent recruitment and retention. The community and experience that we are building, which is in its final stage of construction, is attracting best in class life science companies who want the ideal work environment for their teams.”

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Boylston Properties Completes The Largest Solar Energy Project in Watertown at Arsenal Yards

May 2021

Partnership with Kearsarge Energy will deliver over 1 MW of energy back to the town


Watertown, MA – May 20, 2020 – Boylston Properties today announced the completion of an extensive solar panel energy project at Arsenal Yards, a 1M square foot mixed-use project in Watertown’s East End neighborhood. After an extensive search for the best-in-class partner, Boylston Properties partnered with Kearsarge Energy on the six-month project. The energy company undertook a multi-million-dollar investment and is the owner and operator of the solar panels. Through the partnership, approximately 2,700 solar panels have been installed as a canopy on top of the brand-new parking garage, as well as on one of the two original Arsenal building roofs on the property – making this the largest solar energy project in the town to-date.


The solar panels will generate 1,375,000 kWhours that will be sold by Kearsarge Energy as discounted energy credits to low- and moderate-income housing facilities in the surrounding community including Boston. The energy generated is enough to supply power to 212 homes annually. Boylston Properties is continuing to explore further opportunities to efficiently and effectively install new arrays on additional aspects of the property.

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