11/8/2016: Post election agenda for America’s Favorite Street (.com)

Um is anybody not happy that it’s election day? Can’t wait to put this whole thing behind us and get down to business with the Carson administration.


This guy is a true visionary. Which is why America’s Favorite Street (.com) endorsed him on March 1st. Some would say a tipping point in the campaign. Others would say he dropped out of the race the next day. Either way, I voted for him and think he’s got this on lock. I mean the other two candidates made a real mess of this thing.

In case you haven’t been reading a lot about politics lately gang, I will explain something to you. When you endorse a candidate, they owe you. In Dr. Carson’s case, you could say he owes me “big time.” So here’s my year 1 agenda:

First and foremost, we need to get 180 Cherry sold. This property has been in orbit now for almost 400 days. Let’s bring this sale home you guys. Still not been able to establish comms with 180 Cherry but I’ll try again.

180 Cherry this is Earth. Come in.


180 Cherry

Second, all the stores at Constantine Place are still empty. It’s been a year you guys. This real estate is not so hard. I’m a simple caveman but they let me do it. Build building, let people rent space and pay you USDs each month. We’re gonna need the Commander-in-Chief to step in here I think.


Lastly, we need Dr. Carson to call Mayor Warren and be like you gotta do something about the intersection at Fairway/Waltham. Just not sure how much more Terrence’s fence can take.





3/9/2016: Apartments at Constantine Place

The 5 apartments are done you guys. And they’re still empty. Looks like rents start at $2,500/month for a 2 bed apartment — which actually isn’t all that crazy.

Here’s a peak at a 3 bed/2.5 bath apartment with laundry, central air and parking for $3,200/month.

111 Elm

111 Elm kitchen

111 elm bath

The 3 commercial spaces on the 1st floor are empty too. Those rents start at $2,800/month for a 900 sq/ft space. Maybe I should rent one and make it HQ for AmericasFavoriteStreet.com?

111 Elm office

11/2/2015: Update on Constantine Place

Sounds like the building will be completed by January. There are 3 commercial spaces on the ground floor — each about 900 sq/ft. The developer has not found any tenants yet for the commercial spaces. So no idea what businesses will be going in there.

Don’t worry you guys — I’ll stay on this and report back when I have news.


9/29/2015: Update on Constantine Place

Word on the street is construction is behind schedule at Constantine Place. The property will consist of 3 retail spaces on the ground floor totaling 3,000 sq/ft with 5 apartments above. Still no word you guys on who the retail tenants will be. Fingers crossed that Keltic Krust makes a come back.


The Taleas family broke ground on this property last winter. Since I just renovated my kitchen and am basically an expert in construction now — I say the building is done by this winter.

3/13/2015: Update on Constantine Place

Foundation is well under way and the construction team expects to start framing above ground in the next few weeks.  How they dug that foundation this winter I’ll never know. Construction team is hoping for a fall completion.  3 retail spaces on the street level and 4 apartments above.  Wish they would stop teasing me and just tell me who the 3 retailers are gonna be.  Please be Keltic Krust you guys.


Constantine Place2

11/14/2014: What’s up with the vacant lot in W. Newton?

You know this vacant lot in W. Newton?  The one at the corner of Elm & Border that should be a bakery, restaurant, gentleman’s club, something…

111 Elm St

Well I did some digging on this you guys.  Here’s the scoop (according to the internet):

There are 3 parcels of land at the corner of Elm & Border St that were owned by Constantine Taleas.  115 Elm is the Mango Thai building.  111 Elm & 8 Border are the 2 vacant lots next door.  In the fall of 2011, Constantine got approval from the city to build a 3 story building with 3 commercial spaces on the 1st floor and 4 apartments above on the vacant lots.  Unfortunately, Constantine died on December 16th, 2011.

The property has been vacant since.  According to Ted Hess Mahan (Alderman for Ward 3), the Taleas family applied for an extension in 2013.  They have since secured financing and a builder and hope to break ground soon.  It looked like there was some activity on the site today.  No word on who the commercial tenants will be, but really hoping Keltic Krust makes a comeback.

Whew — that was a super-serious blog that involved some research.  Feel like I just need to say you guys, you guys, you guys a bunch of times and be done with it.