In his June 4 photo essay (“For a vibrant waterfront, hold the big box,” Op-ed) Derrick Z. Jackson asserts that an expanded Boston Convention and Exhibition Center would prevent the opportunity to create a vibrant 24/7 district. A decade of history says that this is just not the case.
Since opening in 2004, the convention center has played a crucial role in the activity and buzz that are present in the South Boston Waterfront today. Convention activity has supported the opening of dozens of new restaurants in the district. Just ask Legal Sea Foods president Roger Berkowitz.