New life for old plans to revive the long-empty Alexandra Hotel

The Boston Globe

Plans to convert the long-abandoned hotel on Mass. Ave. into condos just cleared their final city approval. Next up? Financing.

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The Alexandra Hotel has had multiple owners and many years of failed development proposals over the years. David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

Arthur F. “Bud” Larievy III used to walk past the long-dilapidated Alexandra Hotel at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Washington Street with a sense of longing, of sadness, of nostalgia.

Now, there’s a sense of hope.

“It’s remarkable, because people