Skanska Announces Retail Lease at The Harlo with CAVA

9/13/17

CAVA’s first Boston location will open in The Fenway at Skanska’s second luxury residential tower in Q1 2018; building’s retail now 100 percent leased

Skanska today announced that it has signed a lease with CAVA for approximately 2,400 square feet of retail space at The Harlo, the developer’s second luxury residential tower in Boston. This location is CAVA’s first in Boston, MA, and brings the building’s retail space to 100 percent leased. Once completed in fall 2017, The Harlo will be a 17-story, 183,000-square-foot building with 212 apartments, robust amenities, and over 7,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail that contributes to the vitality of the Fenway neighborhood.

“We believe choice and convenience go hand-and-hand with great neighborhoods and places to live,” said Charley Leatherbee, executive vice president of Skanska USA Commercial Development in Boston. “We are thrilled that CAVA has selected The Harlo for its first Boston location, enabling us to offer delicious and healthy cuisine to our residents and the neighborhood.”

CAVA, a Mediterranean fast casual restaurant and culinary brand, joins Tatte Bakery and Café and Oath Craft Pizza at The Harlo. From CAVA’s customizable and flavorful grain bowls to Tatte’s sweet and savory dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and Oath’s pizza with proprietary crust and sustainably sourced toppings, The Harlo brings a mix of destination restaurants, all with healthy offerings, directly to the Fenway and The Harlo’s residents.

“We’ve long been attracted to Boston’s vibrant energy and booming culinary scene,” said Brett Schulman, CEO of CAVA. “We’re excited to share CAVA’s bold flavors with the people of Boston, and there’s no better place to be than in the heart of the city, at The Harlo.”

CAVA offers a customizable menu of over 50 offerings like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers like Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME.

The Harlo is walking distance to some of Boston’s most iconic entertainment and sporting venues, cultural destinations, and healthcare and educational institutions. At the intersection of Boylston and Kilmarnock Streets, the transit-oriented building is proximate to the MBTA’s Green Line and the Yawkey commuter rail station. The Harlo contributes to The Fenway’s growing retail base that is home to an abundance of restaurants, grab-and-go eateries, coffee shops and stores.

Skanska’s other developments in Greater Boston include “Boston’s most sustainable block,” in the Seaport District, comprised of 121 Seaport, the first and only elliptical tower in the city with 400,000 square feet of Class-A, flexible office space targeting LEED® Platinum certification, and the site of Boston’s Seaport Shipwreck; 101 Seaport, the North American headquarters for PwC; and Watermark Seaport, a 300,000 square foot, LEED Gold residential building with ground-floor retail, which is more than 90 percent leased. Skanska also developed 150 Second Street, a lab and office building in Cambridge, MA.

Skanska has built and restored New England’s landmarks for more than 70 years, from Gillette Stadium and the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, to the Longfellow Bridge. Skanska continues to leverage its local knowledge and global expertise to shape the region's institutional, commercial, healthcare and life science facilities, as well as to enhance or expand essential transportation and energy infrastructure.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.

About CAVA

Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis started CAVA in an effort to bring modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a wider audience, using ingredients made from scratch in-house every day. CAVA offers a customizable menu of over 50 offerings like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. CAVA is committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers.

Beyond their fast casual and full service restaurants, CAVA has a product line of small-batch dips and spreads available at over 200 Whole Foods Markets and other specialty grocery stores from coast to coast.

CAVA’s 35 locations can be found in both suburban and urban areas of their home market of Washington D.C.’s metro area (including Maryland and Virginia), Richmond, in New York City’s Union Square and Park Avenue, as well as six locations in the Los Angeles area. CAVA will have more than 40 locations nationwide by the end of 2017. For a full list of open and forthcoming locations visit: cava.com/locations

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