Emerson College looks to expand campus

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Emerson College on Friday announced plans to build a multistory building to house a 750-student dorm and other facilities in a downtown alley, where the proposed changes would affect three local businesses.

In a letter of intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on June 5, Emerson associate vice president Margaret A. Ings wrote that the space houses the Estate nightclub at 1 and 2 Boylston Place, Sweetwater Cafe at 3 Boylston Place, the Tavern Club at 4 Boylston Place, and two other structures owned by the Tavern Club at 5 and 6 Boylston Place.

Emerson currently owns 1-3 Boylston Place, but does not own the properties at 4-6 Boylston Place, according to Carol McFall, assistant vice president and director of media relations for the college.

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