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6,600 s/f fit-out for their third location in the city Shawmut completes PAUL Bakery's Boston Flagship

PAUL Bakery and Le Restaurant de PAUL - Boston, MA
PAUL Bakery and Le Restaurant de PAUL - Boston, MA

Boston, MA Shawmut Design and Construction has completed PAUL Bakery's third Boston location at One Boston Place. The newest location underwent a 6,600 square-foot fit-out that incorporates two different concepts into one space - PAUL Bakery and Le Restaurant de PAUL.

Shawmut's work on the full-scale fit-out included the installation of antique chandeliers, millwork package, and custom French provincial-inspired finishes such as black-and-white tile floors and bookshelf wallpaper. The team constructed both a grab-and-go bakery and a full-service sit-down restaurant that seats 112 people within the space, which features 16-foot ceilings and an opulent mix of French provincial and modern furniture.

"This third Boston area space we built for PAUL Bakery was particularly challenging because of its location," said Randy Shelly, Shawmut vice president. "The BNY Mellon center remained fully operational during construction, but our team was able to mitigate noise and dust to make the construction as invisible as possible."

Shawmut has built six other PAUL locations, including in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Md., and Somerville, Mass. This project represents the latest in Shawmut's hospitality work, with recent completions including Chevalier in the Baccarat Hotel and Danny Meyer's Porchlight, both in New York City.

"Partnering with Shawmut Design and Construction was the best decision we at PAUL made as we look to expand our brand throughout the United States," said Kevin Barry, construction & design manager, PAUL USA. "Shawmut's team approach and dedication to the highest quality, from their on-site supervisors to their project managers, is the number one reason we will continue to partner with them for years to come, knowing they always have our best interest in mind."

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.2 billion national construction management firm with a reputation for completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects for the most high-profile clients in the industry. As an ESOP (employee-owned) company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-making and forward thinking. Eighty percent of its business comes from repeat clients proving there is a strong focus on building lasting partnerships. Shawmut's unique business model allows project teams to better service clients by focusing their specialized expertise within one of the following areas: academic, tenant interiors, cultural & historic, healthcare & life sciences, hotel, restaurant, retail, and sports venues. Shawmut has offices located in Boston, West Springfield, New Haven, Providence, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.