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The Gallows Group Chooses New Mixed-Use Development in East End Watertown for its First Gallows-Blackbird Doughnuts Hybrid Restaurant

Published: September 30, 2019

Watertown, Massachusetts (September 30, 2019) – Boylston Properties and Wilder proudly announced today that The Gallows restaurant, which has been a popular South End favorite since 2010, will open its second location in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards neighborhood. The 4,000 square foot space will be The Gallows’ very first hybrid restaurant featuring cult-favorite doughnuts from Blackbird Doughnuts, new food and beverage concepts, and outdoor dining on its patio overlooking Arsenal Park on the Charles River.

Arsenal Yards is anticipated to be Greater Boston’s coolest new neighborhood, due in part by its mix of local, national and international cult-favorites set to open — and The Gallows is a great example. With over one million sq. ft. of development, Arsenal Yards will include 250,000 sq. ft. of retail, dining, local grocery chain, Roche Bros. and entertainment, including a seven screen Majestic Cinema movie theater. Arsenal Yards will also include 108,000 sq. ft. of life science lab space, a 146-room Hampton Inn by Hilton and over 300 contemporary apartments.

The Gallows in Arsenal Yards will offer families and friends a modern and comfortable space to break bread and unwind with a drink or two selected from a carefully crafted cocktail menu either inside the spacious dining room or on the patio outside. The cuisine features New American fare using classical French techniques, putting a new twist on familiar dishes. 

“Arsenal Yards is the ideal next location for The Gallows and is perfectly timed for us to create a unique hybrid concept with Blackbird Donuts in the expansive space,” said Elena Todisco, Managing Director at The Gallows Group. “The Gallows has a unique personality and we were immediately drawn to the neighborhood feel that Arsenal Yards will foster their approach to hospitality, community, and being uniquely experiential. We’re excited to bring our good food and good vibes to Watertown next year.”

Similar to its South End location, The Gallows menu will include the Our Way Burger, a flat top meat patty topped with American cheese, iceberg lettuce, caramelized onion, pickles and paired with hand-cut fries; the Scotch Egg, a panko-dipped pork sausage wrapped around a fried soft boiled egg; and an indulgent crowd favorite–the Poutine, hand-cut fries smothered in house-made gravy and ricotta cheese. The cocktail menu will feature original Gallows drinks including a few tasty staples like the jalapeno vodka and lime drink known as the Brazen Bull and Skin & Bones, a Thai basil tequila with watermelon, lime and mezcal. 

“The Gallows is the perfect complement to the mix of restaurants and retailers we are cultivating at Arsenal Yards,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “Rebecca Roth Gullo’s spirited take on hospitality and conviviality has made The Gallows a local institution and we look forward to incorporating that same energy into the Arsenal Yards experience.” 

With over 4,000 sq. ft., The Gallows will also offer private space for groups who would like a more exclusive and intimate dining experience. Famous for its unique style and unusual flavors of doughnuts, the Blackbird Donuts signature touches will be incorporated into The Gallows beyond menu items. 

“We’re continuing to attract businesses who want to be part of the Arsenal Yards neighborhood experience, including a commitment to the future with a connection to its heritage,” said Kerry Dowling, Senior Vice President, Leasing at Wilder. “The Gallows/Blackbird hybrid hospitality concept is a reflection of that new energy and innovation, and we are excited to welcome them to Arsenal Yards.”

The Gallows joins Arsenal Yards’ upcoming lineup of restaurants including Shake Shack, City Works Eatery and Pour House, Pokeworks, Tori Jiro, and local family-owned restaurant Condesa Restaurante Mexicano. The upcoming retail roster includes: Majestic Cinemas, Roche Bros., Marshalls, Ulta Beauty, European Wax Center, Gap Factory Store, Old Navy, Santander, T-Mobile, The Home Depot, and more. Additionally, Kymera Therapeutics and SQZ Biotech are two of several life science companies slated to move into Arsenal Yards’ state-of-the-art biotech lab space, with additional leases to be announced soon.

For more information:               Arsenal Yards: www.arsenalyards.com

                                                The Gallows Group: www.thegallowsgroup.com

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ABOUT BOYLSTON PROPERTIES 

Boylston Properties is a Boston-based real estate developer of mixed-use places including retail, residential, hotel, corporate, and lab buildings. With four decades of experience and a contemporary vision, their distinctive projects have become part of Greater Boston’s new urban landscape. For more information, please visit www.boylstonproperties.com.

ABOUT WILDER 

Wilder is a Boston-based real estate development, management, and leasing firm specializing in the positioning of retail properties. Privately held and owner managed, Wilder’s mission has been and continues to be to create vibrant shopping places that meet and exceed the expectations of customers, retailers, and investors. From lifestyle centers, urban properties, and community centers to mixed-use developments and super-regional malls, Wilder has developed, managed, and leased more than 2 million square feet of retail properties throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The company continues to have a diverse portfolio of properties throughout the East Coast. For more information, please visit www.wilderco.com.

ABOUT THE GALLOWS

From getting together with family, to grabbing a few rounds with old friends, to unwinding with a couple of cocktails with someone special; The Gallows is a neighborhood hangout and kitchen offering new American fare with classical French techniques. Its innovative bar program is an appreciation of a “local watering-hole” with an understanding and willingness to be part of the up-and-coming cocktail scene in Boston. Believing in having a space to celebrate in for all occasions, The Gallows offers its neighbors a consistence, innovative, and satisfying experience each and every time they step through our doors. 

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