Wicked Local Roslindale reports on progress to turn the hulking old trolley substation at Washington and Cummings into a restaurant wrapped with new housing.
Ron Newman reports Gourmet Express on Mass. Ave. ceased to be early this morning.
The Globe reports on business interest in Dudley Square as the new Ferdinand municipal building gets closer to opening.
Stash's says it serves New York-style pizza.
Its opening will end the pizza gap on Belgrade between Rustica Pizza off Walworth and the pizza district along Centre Street in West Roxbury.... Read more
The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on the impending closing of Al's Shoe Store, where the Wein family has been outfitting the feet of East Boston since 1924.
The Jamaica Plain Gazette notes the death of Stavros Frantzis, 72.
Twenty years ago, he and former partner Mordechai Levin rehabbed a notorious Hyde Square nightclub and cut a bargain deal to make it the home of Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. The project revitalized the neighborhood, and Bella Luna/Milky Way is now a JP institution. (Its controversial rent-dispute move to The... Read more
It sounds like some sort of fraternal organization, which, in fact, it is, but one that exists primarily to provide burial benefits and insurance to its members.
The Boston Business Journal reports.
UPDATE, 12:55 p.m. Whatever was in the suitcase determined to not be a threat.
Managers evacuated the Whole Foods at 15 Westland Ave. around noon when they discovered an unattended stainless-steel briefcase just sitting there, inside the entrance.
The BPD bomb squad is on scene; firefighters are staging down the street, just in case they're needed.
The Licensing Commission met last night, approving licenses to exciting new businesses in Somerville.
Taking the agenda out of order, the panel met with representatives from Bibim Restaurant who will be occupying the old McDonald's space at 243 Elm Street. This license was the deciding factor, at least that's how their spokesperson made it seem at the community meeting, on whether they would expand the... Read more
The mission of The Davis Flea community: to Reclaim, Repurpose, Rediscover and Reconnect continues on Sunday, March 16, 2014 with The Davis Flea Spring Vintage Market at The Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
Rather than focusing on selling new products and crafts, The Davis Flea Spring Vintage Market will showcase dealers selling vintage, collectibles, re-purposed, up-cycled and antique merchandise.... Read more
Can anyone recommend a rad events space in downtown Boston? Can be restaurant, hotel, etc. For about 75-100 people.
Calumet Photographic, which runs a national chain of photography supply shops, including one on First Street in Cambridge, has filed for Chapter. 7 bankruptcy and shut all its stores.
After the news broke, though, the company posted on its Facebook page:
Stay tuned, as we are exploring opportunities to reopen select locations to keep serving our customers.
H/t Arturo.... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports the landlord booted the long-time pizza place because it didn't want to pay to upgrade the "mechanics" of the eatery in an old building.
I took the opportunity to attend a community meeting in Ward 6 to learn about a new Korean restaurant, Bibim, looking to occupy the 243 Elm Street space in Davis Square. Also in attendance this evening, were the owners Young and Ed Kim, their attorney, architect, spokesperson, as well as, Alderman At Large Jack Connolly and Director of Economic Development Ed O'Donnell. Ward 6 Alderman... Read more
The Red Sox go before the Boston Licensing Board this week for permission to add cans to their repertoire of beer options at the lyric little bandbox this season.
In December, the board approved a Sox request to start selling beer in aluminum bottles - after Fenway officials assure the board that the bottles would be opened first and that, even if they were... Read more