Taffer’s Tavern by Jon Taffer Coming Soon to Arsenal Yards

September 2021

 Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative new full service tavern concept founded and developed by leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, announced today its first Boston area restaurant is headed to Arsenal Yards, the thriving new neighborhood located along the Charles River in Watertown, Massachusetts, just miles from the heart of Boston.

This marks the first of several Taffer’s Tavern restaurants operated by experienced franchise operators and Boston area natives Marc Magerman and Peter Weber of 8G Hospitality Associates, LLC. Both wanted the ideal location to bring the Taffer brand to the market and match the innovative nature of the restaurant.

Taffer’s Tavern ambiance is inviting, warm and comfortable, distinguished by dark woods, soft leathers, copper accents and elevated tavern food and beverage offerings. The innovative restaurant concept features the industry’s highest safety standards and integrates the latest advancements in food prep/service technology.

Watch Jon Taffer announce his new restaurant at Arsenal Yards in this video.

Read the full press release about Taffer’s Tavern. 

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.

Read the entire article in The Boston Globe.

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.”

Read the full press release