What exactly do we mean by “The sweeter side of city living”? More than you think, actually. Everett is a community on the rise. It’s the perfect combination of city life and convenience. The city is right there, accessible for work, dining, and entertainment, but when it’s time to get away, Everett and The Batch Yard offer a roomier, comfier kind of life—for you and your four legged friends.
There’s green space for jogging or just sitting quietly and a huge Target right around the corner. (And while that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, Target has an unexplainable magnetic pull.) But the best part about Everett is that it’s close to everywhere. We compiled a list we call our “Ten Under Ten,” ten things that are ten minutes or less from your front door at the Batch Yard. (We’re always looking for new things for our TUT, so definitely send on your suggestions.)
10 things just 10 minutes from the Batch Yard
- Enjoy buttermilk fried oysters and a glass of wine at Charlestown’s Navy Yard Bistro
- Watch a game at the TD Garden
- An IMAX movie at the Museum of Science
- The ballet at the Boston Opera House
- Speaker series at the Microsoft NERD Center
- Lunch and lounging in the Boston Common and Public Garden
- Drinks at DRINK on Congress Street
- Culture and arts at the seaport ICA
- Shopping and deck dining at Louis Boston
- A flick at Kendall Square Cinema
What do Blue Ivy and The Batch Yard have to do with each other? Thanks to Baby Blue and her name-elite comrades, it’s no longer hip to be a nice baby named Matthew or Mary. The Name is everything. The Name needs meaning and a story. Baby Blue raised expectations for babies and apartments across the land.
When we sat down to name The Batch Yard, we had a lot to work with: location, history, style. Being the former Charleston Chew factory opened the door to the 1920s and, of course, chocolate. But bringing those influences into a name wasn’t easy. We started in the obvious place, calling the space “The Charleston Chew Lofts.” Accurate to be certain, but it was no Apple Paltrow Martin. We played around with the attributes of candy—sweet, delicious, melty—and tributes to the Charleston dance era. Nothing. We weren’t nailing it.
Truth be told, the location and building are more than the sum of their parts and finding a way to express that was proving difficult. There’s an industrial vibe to the area, but also a sense of change and progress. The old candy factory is getting a new life and soon an entire community will be buzzing.
That was what got us thinking about “batch.” A batch is fresh. It can be the same or different. The recipe can change overtime, accommodate new tastes. It’s also how candy is made—in batches. The yard is a nod to the more industrial vibe of the area. There’s a train yard that runs behind the building. That’s how The Batch Yard came to be.
And now it’s time for a fresh batch of people to come and enjoy The Batch Yard.