New hotel or apartments planned for North End
Dec 2010 29

The Boston Business Journal and the Boston Herald are both reporting that a local developer is proposing a hotel for two vacant buildings facing the recently-buried Central Artery.

Matteo Gallo is interested in purchasing the two properties near North and Richmond streets. He told the Herald he has already talked to lenders about financing the project.

If he can’t get approval for a hotel, he’d be interested in turning the buildings into apartments.

“Most North End property owners push the Italian old timers out, but I’ve gone out of my way to rent to Italian seniors at a discount to keep them in the neighborhood,” he said.

Er, reverse age discrimination?

Other than that, what a great idea!

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