DNR is reporting on Boston’s resident specialty boutique, Louis Boston. “Specialty retailer Louis Boston will leave its iconic Newbury St. store when the lease expires in spring 2010, a blow to Boston’s best-known shopping street. Owner Debi Greenberg said the redevelopment of a neighboring office building into retail space for Filene’s Basement, H&M and Victoria’s Secret was the final straw amid her growing concern that the street was becoming homogenized.’Those are viable businesses, but it doesn’t make the destination seem very special,” she said. “When you have stores like that all around you, you could be anywhere on the globe.'”
Greenberg’s point is a valid on when discussing retail on Newbury Street. Times lookt o be changing on the strip.