Wellesley-based grocer Roche Bros., has announced that it has broken ground on a supermarket that will both sit street level at the 60-story Millennium Tower rising in Boston’s Downtown Crossing as well as in the old Filene’s Basement space.
At 25,000 square feet, the new store will be smaller than the Wellesley Roche Bros. supermarket, but it will serve a potentially huge customer base, between those who work and visit downtown and those who occupy the hundreds of luxury condos that will fill much of the Tower. So no, Market Basket didn’t have much of a shot at this spot.
Roche Bros., will offer prepared food, flowers and the usual supermarket fare at its new store. (No mention in the Roche Bros., press release of the store offering booze, as it is readying to do in Wellesley.)