Roslindale Square

By - 2/14/18 - 6:50 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the revamped space at 2 and 2A Corinth St., where Marla's Obsession and RVMS used to be, has been leased by somebody who is

Pursuing the appropriate licensing with the City to be a breakfast and lunch cafe with a co-working space by day, and a performance space offering entertainment of all genres by night!

By - 1/24/18 - 7:06 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Donna Cabral recently sold Jimmies Ice Cream on Corinth Street to Stephanie Ortiz, who plans to re-open the ice-cream and sandwich emporium in March, with a new menu - including breakfast - and a renovated interior. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 3:54 pm
Josh Zakim at licensing hearing

Zakim makes rare appearance at licensing hearing in support of Laughing Monk.

The Boston Licensing Board today chose an existing Mission Hill Thai/sushi restaurant for the one liquor license it had over a proposed shaken-seafood place in Roslindale. Read more.

By - 12/2/17 - 11:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request for food-serving and liquor licenses from Shaking Seafood, which hopes to open on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jerusalem Trading used to be. Read more.

By - 11/17/17 - 10:07 am

Trillium Brewing of Fort Point will be opening a winter beer garden in the almost completely renovated trolley substation in Roslindale Square, the company and Roslindale Village Main Street announced today. Read more.

By - 11/9/17 - 10:50 am
Possible brewery site on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

From ice cream to beer?

Roslindale Village Main Street teases us with the news that a brewery has signed a lease for the vacant space where Select Cafe and Emack & Bolio's used to be on Belgrade Avenue, across from the train stop. Read more.

By - 11/1/17 - 9:33 pm
Projecting a pro-immigrant, anti-Trump message on the Roslindale substation

Adam Rogoff reports somebody was projecting this pro-immigrant message on the old substation in Roslindale Square tonight, apparently to test out how it would work for a protest somewhere else.

By - 10/5/17 - 4:18 pm
Architect's rendering of new Roslindale library interior

The shadows know: Possible configuration of upgraded library.

The BPL branch in Roslindale will get a $6.4-million re-do that will include a reconfigured interior and new electrical and HVAC systems. Read more.

By - 9/18/17 - 3:53 pm
Substation interior

The space back in January, when the Craft Beer Cellar opened underneath.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that chef Chris Douglass has ended his plans for a restaurant in the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 1:28 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Shaking Seafood, "a New Orleans Cajun-style seafood restaurant," will replace the large ceramic tiger and elephant statues of Jerusalem Trading on Poplar Street. Read more.

By - 8/29/17 - 10:41 am

An allegedly drunk guy upset at being denied entry to Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St. in Roslindale, late on July 29, whipped a plastic nip bottle in the general direction of the bar. He missed the bar but hit a man who just happened to be walking up Washington Street at that moment.

That man went up to the guy, said "you just hit me with this bottle," and then punched him and kept walking, a Boston police officer told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. When police arrived, they discovered the nip flinger had an outstanding warrant and arrested him. The puncher was nowhere to be found.

By - 8/4/17 - 12:14 pm

The Bulletin reports the Third Rail, chef Chris Douglass's restaurant in the giant old trolley-substation space in Roslindale Square, is taking longer than expected because of unspecified issues related to the fact that the structure is officially a historic landmark. Read more.

By - 7/25/17 - 10:12 am
Brayton's in Roslindale Square

The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.

The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:22 pm
Cat mural coming in

Looks like the Mayor's Mural Crew has given up trying to simply restore the bird mural at Washington and Archdale streets that has been defaced, restored and then defaced again over the past couple of years. Instead, work has started on a mural featuring a giant cat. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 10:59 pm

Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.

By - 6/1/17 - 11:00 pm
Waiting at the RMV branch in Roslindale today

Despite sign, Roslindale RMV was not ready to go today.

Printers stopped working at "multiple" RMV branches today, including the one in Roslindale, where Jeff Durham, who needed to swap plates on a car, waited from 3:20 p.m. until he and other frustrated motorists were ushered out at 5:10 p.m.

Very unfortunate being asked to leave without service. @MassGovernor shame on you!

The Registry reports the snafu has been fixed.

By - 5/25/17 - 11:33 am

The Bulletin reports 200 people attended a remembrance for Judie Leon, longtime Roslindale Square businesswoman who died last fall while doing humanitarian work in Lebanon.

By - 5/18/17 - 11:09 pm
Target's Aaron Hemquist at Roslindale meeting

Target's Aaron Hemquist talks about proposed Roslindale store.

Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival - driven out of business. Read more.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:37 am

753 South, where Derna's used to be, had its "soft" opening this week, according to the folks at Keep Roslindale Quirky. Look for small plates - served on a patio in nicer weather - as well as beer and wine since the place, which has the same owners as Delfino across the street, was one of the first places in Boston to get one of the city's then new neighborhood beer-and-wine licenses, back in 2014.

By - 4/18/17 - 2:57 pm

Stacy Eblan reports on the Quirky Roslindale Message Board that the Staples on Washington Street is closing on June 11.

The store opened in 2008 in a new building where the Ashmont Home Center used to be. Between Ashmont and Staples came several proposals that never got anywhere, including a chain drug store - stopped by Tom Menino himself to protect the nearby Sullivan's Pharmacy - and a self-storage place.