So Cool on Rantoul. White Light Visual Adds Finishing Graphic Touches to 131 Rantoul Street Mixed U
The locals (and not so locals) curse the traffic and inconvenience when traveling up or down Beverly's most iconic streets, but to everyone's eye, it'c clear something big is happening here. Having just completed over 3 miles of road restoration, including digging down 2' to unearth colonial-era cobblestones, redoing communications infrastructure and the enhancements of planting new trees, period lamp posts and brick sidewalks, Rantoul Street is soon to be the case-study in how an old and tired street in a working seaport rose from the depths of despair into becoming one of the region's most impressive resurgences.
From the Beverly, MA main train depot, the ride to Boston for commuters is under 1/2 hour and many residents of this new mixed-use space celebrate the convenience of this new upscale address located just across the street. Developed by Beverly Crossing and built by Windover Construction (also of Beverly) the mixed use building was designed by local architecture firm Seimasko + Verbridge and features Taste Buds Kitchen, The Omelette Factory and En Fuego Mexican Cocina on the first floor and a range of city-like apartments above.
Once the location of an Oldsmobile dealership in the 1940's and 50's, the lobby pays tribute to the site's history by grayscale murals on a circular wall, enhanced by polished cement flooring in the main lobby.
131 Rantoul features a sunny courtyard for residents and guests, complete with corn hole boards and comfy chairs.
And if your bathtub is too small, 131 Flats has its own dog washing room, complete with decor installed by White Light Visual. Happiness is a clean doggy.
Bike storage room at 131 Flats.
The Flats at 131 Rantoul Architectural and ADA Signage