By  on July 8, 2008

BOSTON — The Achilles Project is a retail gamble in a gentrifying South Boston neighborhood. It's also the debut of a pair of confident young entrepreneurs.

Co-owners Michael Krupp, 30, and Shaka Ramsay, 31, have invested more than $1 million of backers' money to transform 9,500 square feet in the Fort Point enclave into a loft-modern hot spot encompassing fashion and food. Instead of traditional racks, the duo created a gallery filled with movable, ceiling-suspended "pods" holding clothes. The store's restaurant-lounge, Persephone, sits in the back, offering Niman Ranch rib eye and pomegranate cocktails.

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