The 100,000 square feet of retail space at Cambridge Crossing is home to esteemed local restaurateurs, makers, retailers and service providers that define CX’s unique neighborhood vibe while meeting the needs of residents, tenants and visitors’ morning, noon and night. Sip coffee, brunch with friends, work out or grab a craft brew or cocktail are just a few of the ways to immerse yourself in this vibrant place. 

Of the 100,000 square feet of planned retail space, much is concentrated in the heart of the project along North First Street, steps from the Green Line Lechmere station. At the core is a set of unique standalone retail buildings that host local leading chefs, distillers, brewers, baristas and artisans. These structures are being designed along a consistent theme of transparency and connectedness – using metal, glass and cedar to seamlessly blend together the built environment with surrounding green and open spaces. Additional curated retail will line the streets of CX in the ground floors of various commercial and residential buildings and will be central to creating a holistic and connected experience. All of this makes for a welcoming, energetic and extremely accessible public realm that’s effortlessly woven into the existing East Cambridge neighborhood. 

Currently under construction is ground floor retail space in 222 Jacobs Street, The Shed, and Parcel Q1, totaling approximately 50,000 square feet. The initial phase of retail is expected to open in Q4 2020.