Earlier this year, Normandy Real Estate Partners and Five Mile Capital Partners picked up Boston's tallest building Hancock Place, better known as the John Hancock Tower, for nearly $661 million (a bit of a steal considering it sold for $1.3 billion in 2006). Now the partners have announced some plans for the glass skyscraper. The owners have obtained city approval to go forward with a $20 million renovation inside the building. The proposal will fill 90,000 square feet of unused space on the high-rise's ground floor and lower levels with three restaurants, shops and underground parking. The Boston Herald reports
that a two-level 10,200-square-foot eatery will be located along the Stuart Street side of the tower. A second cafe is planned for the St. James Street side of the tower and 1,960 square feet of space for a small restaurant or retail tenant with another 8,800 square feet of retail is on the lower level. No word yet on what businesses might be potential tenants.