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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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