Isis’ Landlord: ‘Banks Need Not Apply’

The property owner is seeking a ‘community centered tenant’ for Arlington.

The block-long building at 397 Mass. Ave. Photo credit: Courtesy.
The block-long building at 397 Mass. Ave. Photo credit: Courtesy.

The owner of the Arlington Center property that is home to Isis Parenting is looking for a “community centered tenant” to fill the space, according to a Wednesday morning release.

“With the many new businesses opening in Arlington, like Kickstand Cafe, Menotomy Grill and Common Ground, I am confident we can get a vibrant tenant,” Erik Kondo, the property’s owner, said in a statement. “Banks need not apply.”

Isis Parenting, the baby store known for its childbirth and new-mom classes, has announced that it's closing all of its locations, including the one at 397 Mass. Ave. in Arlington that opened in 2006.

Kondo’s block-long building at 397 Mass. Ave., adjacent to Franklin Street, is also home to Helena’s, a women’s clothing boutique that opened in 2005, and the Music Studios of Arlington Center, which Kondo owns and is downstairs.

Kondo also owns Together in Motion in East Arlington and multiple other properties.

The 7,000-square-foot retail space at 397 Mass. Ave. has been home to Wild Women Outfitters and Wild Child in the past.

Interested tenants can reach Kondo at erikkondo@gmail.com.

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Mark Kaepplein January 16, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Huh? Whaaa? Like, do I seem baked than, like, Steve Byrne or fried than Dianne Mahon?
Drew January 16, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Adios, mark--you bore me.
marc maquez January 24, 2014 at 04:05 PM
I'm on hep c treatment i contracted the disease as a occupational hazard and mary jane is the only thing that works for symptoms of my medicine I'm prescribed xanax but would rather smoke pot i have a card i just need a dispensary
marc maquez January 24, 2014 at 04:07 PM
also he doesn't want a bank so he can jack up the rent when the lease is do


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