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.
The group isn't naming names just yet, but says the brewery should be open for beer-thirsty Roslindalians by the spring. If nobody drops a dime before Dec. 7 (operators are standing by), Main Street says the brewers will be on hand at the Roslindale Holiday Market that afternoon.
Thanks to some sleuthing by a UHub dime dropper (see the comments), it looks like Michael Estey of West Roxbury filed for a trademark on the name Distraction Brewing Co. in September, after filing incorporation papers with the state in June. A Facebook page for Distraction Brewing lists the old Select Cafe space as its address (ed. note: And already has a 5-star review, um, what?).
Speculation had run rampant in Roslindale in recent days that Fort Point's Trillium Brewing would be moving into the area - but in the old substation space across from Adams Park, where plans for a large restaurant had fallen through. On Tuesday, Trillium posted photos of the substation's distinctive windows on the Cummins Highway side on social media without explanation, then pulled the photos down a couple hours later.