Downtown Crossing

With these new additions, Millennium Tower isn’t the only reason downtown is on the rise.



Photo Credit: Lisa Richov / PAUL USA

1. PAUL Bakery 201 Washington St.

Joining its Assembly Row outpost, the 125-year-old French bakery’s first full-service spot in the United States includes a 50-seat patio.

Photo Credit: Aley Lewis

2. Roche Bros. 8 Summer St.

The family grocer, which opened its Roslindale Square meat market in 1952, now brings Foley Fish seafood, ready-made eats and its own house mozzarella to the former home of Filene’s Basement; expect an expansion after Millennium Tower’s completion.

3. Millennium Tower 1 Franklin St.

The city’s tallest residential building will be anchored by 220,000 square feet of retail space, including Dublin fashion favorite Primark, whose fall opening marks its U.S. debut, and chefs Michael Mina and Ken Tominaga’s izakaya venture, PABU, moving in a year later.

Photo Credit: Aley Lewis

4. Ogawa 10 Milk St.

Baristas trained by world latte-art champion Haruna Murayama pour brews and serve up cold espresso and single-origin flights at the first international location of the Kyoto-based coffee shop.

Photo Credit: Aley Lewis

5. Design for Dining at Legal Crossing 558 Washington St.

Fort Point firm Bergmeyer designed this LED tabletop, which changes color during a two-hour Chinese family-style meal. It’s one of seven downtown restaurant installations in the Design Museum Boston exhibit, running through Nov. 11.

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