Pushed by high costs in Cambridge, fast-growing Decibel makes a pioneering leap to Fenway
Not long ago, Decibel CEO Steve Holtzman gathered his 20-member staff together to check out new digs in Fenway, a Boston neighborhood just across the Charles River from Cambridge, which has emerged in the last few years as perhaps the hottest single biotech hub on the planet.
It had everything he was looking for, and less.
It had a good feel, he says, highlighting a neighborhood that has been made over to include residential space, retail and offices. There was lots to do for the young staff. It was close to public transportation. The Longwood Medical campus was nearby, where he plans to do collaborative work, as was Berklee College of Music, where he’s on the board. And he was happy to jump in as the pioneer biotech in Fenway, taking 32,000 square feet of space in Van Ness, located at 1325 Boylston Street, for a staff that is slated to quadruple in size and hit about 100 by the end of next year.
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