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Dudley Dough and Gallery Eye Care are two of the businesses occupying the Bolling Building’s smaller storefronts. Customer foot traffic in Dudley Square still lags outside weekday business hours.

Dudley Dough and Gallery Eye Care are two of the businesses occupying the Bolling Building’s smaller storefronts. Customer foot traffic in Dudley Square still lags outside weekday 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.