Restaurant, Cafe, Produce Market Planned for Former Roslindale Substation
A power substation in a Boston neighborhood that has been out of use for several decades is coming back to life, and it may include a couple of dining spots and a market.
The Boston Globe is reporting that the former substation, which is located at the southern edge of Roslindale Square, is going to be redeveloped into a mixed-use complex, with plans for approximately 40 apartments built in the adjacent lot and the substation itself having a restaurant, cafe, and produce market. The article states that developers are hoping to have a community meeting in January to talk about specific plans for the space. The substation, which was built in 1911, had been used for powering a network of trolley cars, according to the Globe.
It looks like construction on the project could begin in the fall of 2013, depending on necessary approvals by the city of Boston.
Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.