Saturday, April 15, 2017

Slow Saturday Special: Lunch at Logan

"Santarpio’s pizza at Logan? Might happen under new retail contract" by Jon Chesto Globe Staff  April 15, 2017

Travelers at Logan International Airport might not have to go far to get a Sullivan’s hot dog, a slice of pizza from Santarpio’s, or a roast beef sandwich at Kelly’s. In fact, they might be able to do it right in the terminal, while they’re waiting to board a plane.

That’s because the Massachusetts Port Authority has picked a new commercial landlord for the approximately 160 stores, restaurants, and newsstands that line Logan’s four terminals — and has chosen a local company determined to give Logan an even more local flavor. MarketPlace Development, the airport development arm of Boston-based New England Development, won the bidding for a 10-year concessions contract at Logan. MarketPlace beat out two rival bidders: incumbent Airmall, and Mexican airport operator ASUR....


Related: "Westfield Corp. has decided to let its leases expire and not bid for a new contract to oversee the business in all four terminals. Massport wants to put management of the terminals under a single contract and to shake up the offerings of businesses available to travelers. It wants the next operator to highlight the region’s cuisine and brands, while keeping national chains in the mix. The Logan contract is one of the biggest airport deals in play across the country, and a number of big airport concessionaires and developers are in the hunt...."

That explains the Deli being closed.