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A "Pleasant" Stroll

Monday, June 3, 2019

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Executive Director Deborah Burke recently took a stroll down Pleasant Street for a curb side view of all the activities taking place. She captured some of the look, feel and excitement with these photos:

A sign that good weather is here is the open for business sidewalk cafe at Hugh O’Neill’s Restaurant.


Malden continues to attract new restaurants to its great dining scene. Faces Brew Pub and Restaurant will open this Fall. The new owners are retrofitting what was once the First National Bank of Malden at 46 Peasant Street into a 300-seat restaurant with tasting rooms.



American flags adorn the decorative light poles in observance of Memorial Day and the upcoming Independence Day and Labor Day holidays.



Tenants will start moving in this summer to “J Malden Center” a mixed-use development at Pleasant, Commercial and Exchange Streets opposite the Malden Center MBTA Station. The complex contains 320 market-rate apartments, 22,000 square feet of retail and a condominium that the City of Malden has purchased for a new city hall. The two buildings are connected by a sky bridge, accessible only to the residential tenants.  Rooftop amenities on the south building located at Commercial and Exchange Streets include a large swimming pool.


The north building includes a new city hall which will contain five floors over ground floor retail space.  The goal is to open the upper portion of Pleasant Street to pedestrians and through traffic Summer 2019.  The upper portion of the street will be two-way from Commercial to Abbott Streets but will remain one-way from Abbott to Main Street.



Another sign of spring are the newly-planted flower pots inside the pedestrian bridge at the CBD Garage owned by the MRA.