Monthly Archives: March 2017

Caffe Nero Will Soon Fuel the Students of Boston University

There’s another Caffe Nero on the way, and this time the company will caffeinate students on the campus of Boston University. The London-based coffee chain continues to expand its presence in Massachusetts with this next shop, which will occupy space in a new building on Commonwealth Avenue that currently houses BU students, according to the…

A Tour Of Boston’s Only All-Micro-Unit Building


1047 Commonwealth Ave. is the first all micro-unit building in Boston. The building is currently under lease by BU as a dorm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We talk about the Massachusetts housing crunch a lot. And we've had a parade of economists on who say that the only long term solution to bringing high housing costs under control is to build more! And some of those housing experts say that some of those new units should be micro units — those around just 350 square feet.

What would it be like to live in one of these units? We recently visited Boston's first and only all-micro-unit housing complex to find out.

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