EDENS Connects to the Community and Enhances the Experience at South Bay


BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — EDENS, a leading national retail real estate owner, operator and developer, welcomes new retail partners to South Bay in Dorchester, Massachusetts. These new retail offerings are part of the 750,000 square foot mixed-use expansion currently underway.

EDENS Logo. (PRNewsFoto/EDENS)

Adding more than 16,000 square feet of new retail, the four new retailers joining South Bay on District Avenue include:  

  • Express (Now Open): Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer for fashion-forward young women and men for everything from first job interviews to weekend parties.
  • Totto Ramen (Coming Soon – Spring 2019): Totto Ramen is a ramen restaurant specializing in paitan-style ramen and recently ranked as one of the top ramen places in Boston due to its thick and hearty broth. The owner is also originally from Dorchester (“OFD”).
  • 110 Grill (Coming Soon – Spring 2019): 110 Grill is a locally owned restaurant known for its modern American cuisine in a trendy casual atmosphere including a horse-shoe shaped bar, massive draft beer list and comfortable outdoor experience with tables, couches and a fire pit.
  • Red Wing Shoes (Coming Soon – Summer 2019):  Red Wing shoes has been delivering hand crafted footwear since 1905 and will now offer Dorchester the highest quality boots Made in America.

Within the new five city blocks of development, these retailers will join 10 partners who have opened throughout the year, including AMC Theatres, Nike, Converse, ULTA, J.P. Licks, LOFT, Carter’s, Starbucks, Chipotle and Forever 21 Red.

“We welcome our new retail partners to the incredible neighborhood of Dorchester,” said Brad Dumont, Managing Director, Development, at EDENS. “By creating a destination with newly curated shopping and dining options, a pedestrian friendly design, and custom furnishings and artwork that are truly ‘Made in Dorchester,’ EDENS  continues to elevate the community’s experience at South Bay.”

To fully connect to the surrounding Dorchester neighborhood, EDENS has focused on enhancing the pedestrian experience leading to and within South Bay with illuminated tree-lined walkways, programmed outdoor spaces and scenic landscaping. EDENS has also engaged resident blacksmiths, mural artists, carpenters and metalworkers to create unique custom works throughout South Bay. The initiative, ‘Made in Dorchester,’ is a reflection of EDENS’ mission to enrich community by partnering with local artisans and placemakers who embody the culture and soul of Dorchester.

In addition to South Bay, EDENS owns and operates 11 properties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including Middlesex Commons, Burlington Crossroads, Woburn Village and Acton Plaza. EDENS’ retail real estate portfolio totals more than 4 million square feet overall in the Northeast region and nearly 17 million square feet in the US.

EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. The company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 125 retail places. EDENS has regional headquarters in Washington, DC, Boston, Columbia, Atlanta, Miami and Dallas. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit

About South Bay
The new 750,000 square-foot mixed-use development, adjacent to the existing South Bay retail along Interstate 93, has transformed the formerly vacant industrial properties into a vibrant mixed-use destination. When complete, EDENS and its partners will have transformed the 11-acres of industrial property into 160,000 square-feet of new shops and restaurants, 475 units of new housing, and a 130 room hotel.