Boston – Boston-based real estate developer Berkeley Investments announced that two popular restaurants with solid footing in the Northeast – 110 Grill and Evviva Trattoria – will occupy ground-floor retail spaces at Exchange 200, a four-story, 300,000sf mixed-use building being redeveloped for lab/life-sciences, R&D, and creative office uses.
Both establishments are expected to open in mid-2021 at this transit-oriented property located in the heart of Malden Center. Evviva Trattoria and 110 Grill join Caffe Nero, the premium European coffee house, which has also leased space on the building’s ground floor.
Offering upscale casual American cuisine, 110 Grill is expected to occupy 6,470sf of space across five main seating areas: main dining room with open kitchen, a large horseshoe-shaped bar, lounge with high-top seating, a private dining room, and an outdoor patio with a fire pit.
Evviva Trattoria will occupy 5,830sf including an outdoor patio as well, and features modern Italian food served in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Exchange 200 offers large, flexible floorplates, high-capacity power infrastructure, high ceilings, heavy floor loads, and six loading docks, all features that are unique in the market for a building with such immediate public transit access and a travel time of under 15 minutes to downtown Boston.
Berkeley expects these features to be attractive to life science and other creative economy tenants who may have R&D requirements that often can only be accommodated in more suburban locations. Young Park, president of Berkeley Investments, adds that Exchange 200 will also appeal to a wide assortment of prospective tenants beyond R&D and life science, including tech-start-ups, robotics, health-care and nonprofit office tenants.