@JRogers202 tweeted the above photo yesterday of a rectangular structure with facebook on it sitting outside Union Market (1309 Fifth St.). Peregrine Espresso tweeted a response suggesting it's related to an Oculus virtual reality project, and sent along a link to a story from the Daily Free Press (a student newspaper at Boston University). So this appears to be part of the Facebook Virtual Reality Roadshow. According to Peregrine, it's here through Saturday.
The Washington Business Journal reports that plans to construct a bouldering gym, coffee roastery, and beer garden on Mt. Olivet Road are no more. Joe Englert had announced the project in the spring of 2015, but the land is now for sale. From yesterday's WBJ article "Congressional Commercial expected to invest roughly $300,000 in the $4 million building. But the project's lending was subject to federal High Volatility Commercial Real Estate rules put in place in 2015, which required the developers to invest $600,000 to get financing."