The Bulfinch Companies, a private real estate investment, development and management firm, has secured a 1,300-square-foot lease with Cambridge Artists Cooperative in Harvard Square.
Mike Wilcox, senior vice president and director of leasing at Bulfinch, served as the leasing broker for the landlord.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our long-term relationship with CAC and that they have chosen to remain at 59 Church St., continuing to enhance the Harvard Square community with art, craft and culture,” said Wilcox.
59-63 Church St. is a 10,822-square-foot, three-story office, residential and retail building.
Bulfinch worked with the co-op to negotiate a two-year extension that allowed the co-op to remain in the building and the square.
“Cambridge Artists Cooperative is elated that Bulfinch has made it possible for us to remain at 59a Church,” said Ann Szerlip, of CAC. “Our space has been consolidated to one floor and our artists work has been redisplayed to accommodate this change.”
CAC’s announcement that they will remain in Harvard Square has been well received by the community and City Council members.
“I’m so glad that CAC will be able to remain in its longtime space on Church Street,” said Jan Devereux, vice mayor of the city of Cambridge. “Over its 30-plus years, the CAC has attracted so many loyal customers who were worried the artists might be displaced. The gallery offers unique artist-made items that people can’t find in other places or online. Harvard Square needs more stores like the CAC to set it apart from other retail districts.”