“The inspiration behind creating the business originates with the desire to bridge different geographical areas from The Navy Yard and Charlestown as well as the Greater Boston community. We not only want to create a world-class venue that is VERY different than anything else in Boston, we want to ensure that it is truly welcoming and accommodating to all people – which also differentiates it from many similar businesses.”
After nearly two decades as the Founder and President of The Anthem Group, Chris Sinclair and his team have taken on the task of activating Boston’s Navy Yard. Their motivation to do so stems from making the area a welcoming and accessible destination for a diverse cross section of the City’s residents and neighbors. From there, Chris’ team was inspired to build an inclusive culture for both Boston residents and visitors alike to establish and to continuously improve upon its trendsetting activation and to create a world-class public gathering and special event space. They did just that with “The Anchor.” The Anchor is Boston’s only multi-story public gathering space, performing and visual arts venue, hospitality outlet and special event setting located right in Charlestown. Aside from creating a space that welcomes all socioeconomic backgrounds to a safe, vibrant, stunning location that is accessible and available to everybody both inside and outside of Charlestown, Chris and The Anchor team have made an immeasurable impact on local communities. In partnership with several dozens of non-profit organizations, The Anchor has brought over 2000 disadvantaged youth from all Boston neighborhoods and surrounding communities to the Navy Yard.