Boylston Properties and Wilder announced that Tender Greens has signed a 3,017 sq. ft. lease at Arsenal Yards. The restaurant has quickly emerged as an innovative leader and pioneer among fine-casual restaurants since Erik Oberholtzer, David Dressler, and Matt Lyman opened the first location in 2006 on an up-and-coming street in Culver City, California. Today, Tender Greens has nearly 30 locations spanning California, New York and Massachusetts, each helmed by its own executive chef with unique décor inspired by the local community.
Tender Greens built an enthusiastic cult-following by serving inspired food, friendly service and great value in a comfortable space. Popular menu items include plates served with grilled, humanely-raised meats, creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and greens, an array of seasonally-driven salads, and chef-driven specials using the best seasonal ingredients.
“It’s no secret that Tender Greens has been a hit out west, so we were delighted when they began expanding to the East Coast,” says Bill McQuillan, principal at Boylston Properties. “Tender Greens’ choice to open their next location at Arsenal Yards really speaks to the attractiveness of East End Watertown and we couldn’t be happier to have them join the neighborhood.”
“We’ve been carefully curating dining options at Arsenal Yards. Tender Green’s commitment to holding food at a higher standard and involvement with local markets reflects the quality of restaurants you’ll see at the project,” said Gary Robinson, vice president, leasing at Wilder. “We’re thrilled to have them join Arsenal Yards and be a part of the community.”
With openings planned for late 2019, by 2020 Arsenal Yards will be a thriving new neighborhood comprised of over one million sq. ft. of development including 250,000 sq. ft. of shopping, dining and fitness, as well as fresh groceries from Roche Bros. and a seven-screen cinema, The Majestic at Arsenal Yards. Additionally, Arsenal Yards will include 200,000 sq. ft. of creative office and life science space, 300 contemporary residences and a 150-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton.
“Boston continues to be one of my favorite cities and I’m thrilled that Bostonians love our food as much as we do,” says Denyelle Bruno, CEO at Tender Greens. “We’re approaching a period of rapid expansion, diversifying our teams and bringing good, quality food to more cities across the U.S.”
“We are excited to announce our next Tender Greens in Massachusetts and offer a fast-casual approach to fine dining to the Arsenal Yards neighborhood,” adds Paul Asher, vice president real estate and national expansion at Tender Greens. “There are additional Tender Greens restaurants currently in the works, with new restaurant openings this year and we’re delighted to have Arsenal Yards play a role in our expansion throughout the East Coast.”
Today, Tender Greens has 29 locations concentrated in the West Coast, with plans to continue expansion throughout the East Coast. The restaurant joins Arsenal Yards’ lineup of curated shops, eclectic dining and exciting entertainment options including Shake Shack, City Works Eatery and Pour House, Pokeworks and local, family-owned restaurant, Condesa Restaurante Mexicano.