Quick Hits Boston: Haute News Around Town

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Even if you aren’t Irish, there’s still reason to celebrate here in Boston. For starters, the Citgo sign will remain prominently lit in Kenmore Square thanks to a deal reached with Mayor Marty Walsh and the developer that owns the Boston University building. The iconic sign has been a landmark in the city since it was first illuminated in 1965.

Canyon Ranch in Lenox announced founders Melvin and Enid Zuckerman are retiring after nearly 40 years. Chief Executive Officer Susan Docherty will be taking a lead in her position at the health and wellness destination in the Berkshires.

Canyon RanchPhoto Credit: Canyon Ranch

The newest Massachusetts Ruth’s Chris is also one of the most beautiful. The sparkling haute interior tucked inside Wolverine’s regional headquarters attracts an after work crowd, who arrives early for drinks and stays late for the sizzling steaks like the massive 22-ounce ribeye and specialty bone-in New York strip. Pair it up with a bottle of Sanctuary cabernet, lemony jumbo lump crab cakes, cremini mushrooms, New Orleans style creamed spinach and a full loaded baked potato (finished off with a sampling of white chocolate bread pudding) and you have a meal you won’t soon forget.

Equinox and the Boston Athletic Association just announced a multiple-year sponsorship agreement of the Boston Marathon. When the 121st 26.2-mile run gets underway on April 17, Equinox will have a presence before the start and after the finish. Equinox is also preparing for the opening of its fifth Boston-area location in the Seaport District later this year.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival announced is celebrating opening night on March 29 at the Museum of Science with a showing of Life, Animated. The Oscar-nominated documentary follows the journey a young man with autism who, as a child, was unable to speak until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate—immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.