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Outside the window-lined ground-floor space, a wide sidewalk area could accommodate outdoor seating. The city and community have long sought uses for the space that would enliven Dudley Square beyond daytime business hours.

Outside the window-lined ground-floor space, a wide sidewalk area could accommodate outdoor seating. The city and community have long sought uses for the space that would enliven Dudley Square beyond daytime business hours.

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City seeks restaurateur tenant for prime Dudley real estate

The city of Boston is once again seeking a full-service restaurant tenant for the large vacant space at the front of the Bruce C. Bolling Building in the heart of Dudley Square. Finding the right restaurateur-tenant for the prominent location is critical to an enlivened Dudley Square, say experts and community stakeholders. Its two-year vacancy underscores the challenges in bringing new economic vitality to a square that has served as a commercial hub for a largely low-income neighborhood.