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WBZ-TV to get new studio, adding to spate of Allston-Brighton development

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Two prominent Boston-area developers have signed an agreement to redevelop WBZ-TV’s longtime home on Soldiers Field Road, in the latest sign that a once-sleepy corner of the city has become a magnet for real estate investors. Mount Vernon Co. and National Development plan to build a new studio for WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV on a portion of the 8-acre site in Allston while the current building remains in use. Once the new studio is done, the existing building would be torn down to make way for new development.

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SideTracks: William Fichtner, Tony Kushner... and more

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The Boston Pops on Nantucket concert hit Jetties Beach this weekend, wowing thousands on the island with the sweet sound of music and a special announcement. At the event, Bruce Percelay of Nantucket Magazine and The Mount Vernon Co. joined Nantucket Cottage Hospital President Dr. Margot Hartmann to celebrate raising $114 million to construct a new hospital building in early 2019.

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Boutique hotel to open soon at former South End YWCA and hostel

Published in Development, Press

Another boutique hotel is coming to the South End, this one with an unusual spin on the city’s history, from fine arts to disco. Mount Vernon Co. said it will open the Revolution Hotel later this year, turning the former YWCA at 40 Berkeley St. into a 164-room hotel that will “reflect Boston’s rich history of notable innovations, rebellious individuals and revolutionary events.”

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For $12M, Mount Vernon Co. Buys Key Allston Asset Via Boston Realty Advisors

Published in Development, Press

BOSTON—Some investors buy on the margin. In Allston-Brighton, Mount Vernon Co. just bought on the hyphen. The homegrown firm led by founding principal Bruce Percelay paid $12 million Friday for 103 North Beacon St. a 27,350-sf commercial building Boston Realty Advisors listed for sale this March, the well-regarded 1.5-acre property serving as longtime home to Wolfers Lighting and its elaborate showroom.

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MVC $6.8M Hub Buy Sets Up ‘Uber-Cool’ Hotel

Published in Development, Press

Mount Vernon Co. has just paid fellow homegrown developer Clifford Long $6.8 million for a chic 12-unit South End Inn, as usual the deal done with a broader scheme in mind. Chandler Studios complements a 210-unit hotel at 40 Berkeley St. MVC founder Bruce A. Percelay purchased in April 2014 for $17.2 million.

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