Over the next few months, Boston's South Station will undergo a massive transformation that includes the opening of a two-level, 30,000-square-foot CVS, a Tavern in the Square, a Starbucks and the return of Barbara's Books. The station's restrooms will also get an upgrade, turning them into "airport-quality" facilities.
“South Station will soon offer patrons a full service atmosphere providing everything from coffee, an airport style bar, a CVS/pharmacy and the return of its beloved bookstore,” said Britton Derkac, director of leasing and equity.
“Restroom changes will include creation of an airport-quality ladies room in the former Clark’s space and an expanded high quality men’s room in place of the current restroom configuration.”
The Equity Office will manage the work with a phased approach to construction. Initial construction will begin in October, with the restrooms conforming to accessibility standards.
Officials said today that the transformation will help turn the station into a "travel epicenter."
"This is great news not only for the thousands of people who travel through South Station daily, but also for the Commonwealth as a whole," said MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott. "These leases help fund the upkeep of New England's busiest transit hub at no cost to the MBTA or taxpayers."