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Herald: Longwood Medical Offices Slated For Atrium Mall

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The flavor of the day in Massachusetts may be health cost containment, but a Boston Herald report suggests that some Longwood medical offices are about to get significantly glitzier, in a very Chestnut-Hill-retail way.

The Herald, citing a source in the know about a deal with Needham-based The Bulfinch Cos., reports that the upscale Atrium Mall is under agreement to be sold and will be converted into medical offices for Longwood emigrants:

Bulfinch plans to use the mall for medical office space to take advantage of its proximity to the Longwood Medical Area a few miles away in Boston, according to the source.

“Things are so tight in the LMA [Longwood Medical Area] that most of the institutions are looking to push their doctors groups out,” the source said. “It’s a good deal for Bulfinch, notwithstanding the fact that they’re going to have to spend some money to convert the property. It is such a great location.”

Denizens of the Longwood medical-industrial complex, how would you feel about moving to Chestnut Hill? Goodness knows the Longwood traffic can get hair-raising, but personally, I'd be loath to sacrifice the exciting density and proximity for, well, mall-ville...

This program aired on June 6, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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