Real estate

Fenway’s changing profile to claim landmark HoJo’s

A recent visit to the Howard Johnson Inn on Boylston Street for owner Bob Sage included a chat with manager Paul Dunleavy, who is preparing the Fenway landmark for closing at the end of the month.
A recent visit to the Howard Johnson Inn on Boylston Street for owner Bob Sage included a chat with manager Paul Dunleavy, who is preparing the Fenway landmark for closing at the end of the month.Credit: Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

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After 54 years in business, hotelier Robert Sage is selling his Boylston Street Howard Johnson’s to make way for development that is rapidly transforming the neighborhood around Fenway Park.

Developers Steve Samuels and Adam Weiner will buy the property as part of their broader effort to build hundreds of new apartments, stores, and restaurants on the street. After years of negotiations, the sale is expected to close at the end of the year.

Weiner previously outlined a proposal to build a 12-story hotel and residential building in place of the Howard Johnson’s, but the plans are still in flux. A spokeswoman for the developers said they intend to provide more details about the project in early 2014.

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