Shake Shack Hosting Grand Opening Event in Watertown

The ShackBurger is one of the offerings at Shake Shack’s new location at Arsenal Yards. {Updated Dec. 18, 2019, at 8:45 p.m. The restaurant announced it will not be serving alcohol during the event,}

Massachusetts’ latest Shake Shack opening will be at Arsenal Yards in Watertown, according to an announcement from the company. The announcement reads:

More Shacks to Massachusetts! Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce that to celebrate their newest Boston area location, the Arsenal Yards Shack will host a grand opening holiday event from 11AM – 10PM on Saturday, December 21st.

High-Tech Sushi Experience Coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Guests can order by touch screen, or grab food off the conveyor belt at Kura Sushi, which is coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties and Wilder are excited to announce that Kura Sushi will bring its high-tech sushi experience to Arsenal Yards in Watertown — the first New England location for the Japanese brand. The unique and immersive “Kura Experience” offers a revolving selection of sushi on a conveyor belt that cruises by each table, enabling guests to pluck their desired dish off the belt. Expected to open in summer 2021 within a 2,800 square foot store, diners will be able to also place an order via a touchscreen panel at their seat and have their selections delivered directly to their table.  

“Kura Sushi is a spectacularly popular and creative global dining experience that we are thrilled to bring to the Arsenal Yards community,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “In our efforts to create a true urban village, we hope this eclectic array of restaurants will offer a little something for everyone. Kura Sushi is an ideal addition to the already exceptional Arsenal Yards line-up of diverse cuisines.”

With 24 locations in the U.S., and more than 450 locations in Japan and Taiwan, Kura Sushi offers traditional Japanese cuisine made with the freshest premium ingredients.

Arsenal Yards Hosting Events at HolidAY Tent, Near Now Open Shake Shack

The HolidAY Tent is now open at Arsenal Yards. Special family events will be hosted at the tent, located outside Shake Shack. Just in time for the season, Arsenal Yards announced the opening of The HolidAY Tent, where special events will be held, including visits with Santa, the characters from Frozen and The Grinch! The new addition to the renovated mall sits just outside the recently opened Shake Shack. Arsenal Yards sent out the following announcement:

Baby it’s cold outside.

Biotech Company Announces Move to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

The following information was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties, a Boston-based real estate developer of distinctive places, today announced that Arkuda Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing therapies to change the trajectory of neurodegenerative disease, has signed a 10,819 square foot lease at Arsenal Yards’ new state-of-the-art life science lab space. Arkuda is the latest in a number of emerging, innovative life science companies to relocate from Kendall Square in Cambridge to Watertown’s booming biotech cluster. With openings beginning this month, Arsenal Yards is the perfect work environment for Boston area companies that hope to attract and retain talent. Arsenal Yards boasts more than one million square feet of development including lab and office space, diverse dining options such as City Works Eatery and Pour House, The Gallows, Tori Jiro, Shake Shack, and Condesa Restaurante and Tequila Bar, fresh groceries from Roche Bros., boutique fitness options, entertainment at the Majestic 7, green space, and more. “The relocation to Arsenal Yards has afforded Arkuda state-of-the-art facilities in what is quickly becoming a dynamic and flourishing biotech community,” said Gerhard Koenig, PhD, President and CEO, Arkuda Therapeutics.

First New Store Opens at Arsenal Yards, Others Coming Soon

Employees celebrate the opening of The Gap Factory store at Arsenal Yards. The Gap Factory store officially opened for business in Watertown on Wednesday morning. It is the first new store to open, or in this case, re-open, at Arsenal Yards. The Gap Factory had been one of the tenants of the old Arsenal Mall. The store joins Marshalls, which remained open during construction, as places available for shoppers to visit in the redevelopment of the old mall.

3 Murals Inspired by Watertown Going up at Arsenal Yards, Stores Opening Soon

Three murals will be created at Arsenal Yards by, from left to right, artist Louise ‘Ouizi’ Jones, painter Kim Carlino, and artist Felipe Ortiz. The first stores at Arsenal Yards, the project renovating the former mall, will be opening in coming weeks, and the mixed-use project will also feature murals inspired by Watertown created by three artists, according to owners of the mall. See more details in the following announcement:

Arsenal Yards is installing three large-scale murals at various locations around the property, coinciding with the Fall 2019 debut of its first round of restaurants and retailers. Inspired in part by the lush natural beauty of Arsenal Park, the Charles River, and the history of its distinctive East End Watertown location, the mural artworks are currently being created by locally and nationally recognized artists commissioned by Arsenal Yards. Creating a vibrant and eclectic environment, one that includes one-of-a-kind public artworks, is part of the plan to make Arsenal Yards a new and unique urban village.

South End Restaurant Opening New Location in Watertown

The Gallows and the developers of Arsenal Yards announced that the South End eatery will be opening a new location in the remodeled Arsenal Mall in Watertown. Diners can enjoy modern American cuisine with a French flair in the new location at Arsenal Yards, which will feature a patio dining area. The Gallows is part of a group of restaurants and eateries, that also includes Blackbird Doughnuts, Banyan and Sally’s Sandwiches. The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties and Wilder proudly announced today that The Gallows restaurant, which has been a popular South End favorite since 2010, will open its second location in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards neighborhood. The 4,000-square-foot space will be The Gallows’ very first hybrid restaurant featuring cult-favorite doughnuts from Blackbird Doughnuts, new food and beverage concepts, and outdoor dining on its patio overlooking Arsenal Park on the Charles River.

Life Science Company Moving into Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties, a Boston-based real estate developer of distinctive places, today announced that Kymera Therapeutics has signed a lease for approximately 34,500 square feet at Arsenal Yards’ new state-of-the-art life science lab space. With the Charles River and Arsenal Park on its south side and energized shops and restaurants on its north side, the life science lab space is set within an original 1800s Arsenal historic building, offering a number of amenities and a private shuttle to the Harvard Square red line T stop. Life science companies are flocking to Watertown to secure space in the town’s booming biotech scene. Kymera Therapeutics continues this trend, joining SQZ Biotech in moving to Arsenal Yards’ life science lab space. The new development is located across the street from LINX, 185,000 square feet of currently fully leased lab space, also developed by Boylston Properties.