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The DuMont’s retail space

With the DuMont recently opening up the Mass Ave sidewalks I’ve been able to get some close up photos of the DuMont’s sole retail space.

The first thing you notice is it is not a big space. Probably around 950sf and no bigger than the typical 2BR condo unit. I have a hard time imagining anything over than a small coffee shop filling the space.

Small patio in front of space:


Interior looking East to West:


Interior looking West to East:

Stairs to rear service exit:


Could those stairs possibly also lead to a lower level?

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  1. 1

    Anonymous says

    There is retail space in Mass Court and 400 Mass that has been vacant for years now. Will it every be filled?

  2. 2

    fourthandeye says

    I’ve heard no recent news on the space at Mass Court and 400 Mass. All I can say is retail is more successful when it’s clustered. Hopefully those spots garner more interest as Buddha bar opens up and office workers and residents move into into 455 Mass and the DuMont respectively.

    Keep in mind while the vacancies seem wasteful short term these buildings are going to be around 30+ years. It’s better to have some vacancies now then determine after full build out there isn’t enough. Back in the early part of the decade I lived in a hi-rise neighborhood where most buildings lacked ground floor retail and what we did have was just convenience retail (tiny market, dry cleaners). It was soul sucking and our segment of Mass Ave can do better than that (eventually).