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Roslindale getting a winter beer garden

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.

The Trillium Garden at the Substation is slated to open in early December 2017 and will run through the winter season. In the heart of Roslindale Village, the beer garden will be an indoor venue open five days a week, serving a variety of rotating draft options. The location accommodates open seating, community space, and a limited number of private event opportunities.

Trillium, which had run a beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this summer, jumped its own gun a couple weeks ago by posting a photo on its social-media accounts of the substation's unique windows, then took the photos down a couple hours later.

The beer garden will go in the space that had been planned as a restaurant.

Roslindale Village Main Street says it made what turned out to be a successful pitch to the brewery to use the space for a beer garden over the winter, through April. The group adds:

RVMS and other local organizations plan to operate arts and cultural pop-ups, including local music, art, and restaurant collaborations on days Trillium will be closed and, when complementary, during times the beer garden is open.

On the other side of the square, meanwhile, a West Roxbury resident is planning a more permanent brewery on Belgrade Avenue, where Select Cafe used to be.

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Really awesome news about both breweries. Can't wait!

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I want this to be awesome, but can't get my head around what it is. Is there food or do you just go to have a beer or two?

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Mit Gemütlichkeit!

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Ein Prosit!

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Same thing at both: Drink beer and chat with friends.

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There will be food vendors there at times and local restaurants are available for take out too just a hop away.

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I see what you did there: "hop," hops.

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I was trying not to get my hopes up over the rumors, but this is amazingly great news. Any info on which days are the five?

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Greenway Beer Garden was Wednesday thru Sunday

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But somebody from RVMS said it will definitely include weekends.

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Just curious, as a non beer drinker (who has tons of beer drinker friends and wants to lure them down to the square more).... do they usually have anything else to drink at these kind of things? Cider or Wine or even soda?

Excited for this either way, hopefully will increase foot traffic through the bummer months!

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The Trillium on the Greenway also had wine and occasionally a cider.

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Hopefully they have something non-alcoholic too.

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To an already awesome area.

And folks from neighboring West Roxbury are seeeeething because their neighborhood is stagnating. They cannot believe that second class Rosi has a booming merchant/commercial area. (Clutches the pearls in horror)

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Grew up in Roslindale and now live in West Roxbury. We are neighboring communities and are happy to see new businesses in either area. Tired of the snarky us vs them nonsense. Looking forward to visiting the breweries. Exciting new ventures are great for everyone. Together we are the Parkway.

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Decade-plus JPer, now West Roxbury-ite. I live walking distance from the square, my kid is at the Sumner, I spend tons of time in roslindale and feel a part of the neighborhood. But between this page and Quirky, no one ever misses an opportunity to shit on WR, and it's kind of a punch in the gut. Please stop! sure, there are absolutely some of the old-school attitudes in WR but the neighborhood is evolving as JPers and even (gasp!) Rozzie-ites move over this way to get a little more breathing room. As the other poster mentioned -- we're your neighbors! Psyched to see these developments happening in Rozzie and look forward to supporting them. Hoping for similar developments over here for us all to enjoy!

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