Saturday, April 12, 2008

News: Things Are Happening in Lower Mills

You may think all the new restaurants and shops are only coming to Peabody Square and Fields Corner, but Lower Mills is showing it should not be left out. The Dorchester Reporter reports that major projects are in the works for this section of the neighborhood. This includes two restaurants on the Milton side of the river. The first will be a gourmet restaurant in the first floor of the Milton Landing condos overlooking the Neponset River, while the second will be a more casual hip establishment modeled after the Ashmont Grill and the Blarney Stone located on the ground floor of a new development (pictured above) to be built on the parking lot of the storage company next to the Milton Trolley stop. This development will also include offices for UMass Boston's environmental science department. Meanwhile WinnCompanies (the company that manages The Carruth) continues to finish condominiums in the former Baker Chocolate Factory and a local developer starts work on the wooden mill buildings that sit across the street, converting them in condos and restoring the picturesque wooden footbridge over the river.

The Dorchester Reporter April 10, 2008 Article: "Historic Lower Mills is all abuzz with talk of new developments"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Small correction: Winn Residential manages The Carruth; Trinity Financial is the actual developer.

Chris & Erin said...

Thank you. We have corrected this.

Anonymous said...

hey folks . . . interesting about the new spots in Milton. Will they be serving alcohol? I know that since the closing of the Milton Hill House there are no other establishments in Milton that serve alcohol. I know Milton isn't to keen on "bars" in the town and recently denied a permit for a restaurant in E. Milton Square. Any info on this or a timetable for the restaurants opening?

Chris & Erin said...

We are not sure if they will have a liquor license or what their current timetable is. Most of our information came from the Dorchester Reporter (see the link on the blog entry). If we find out anything we will certainly post it.

Anonymous said...

Town meeting approved a liquor license for this particular development. It is before the state legislature for a home rule petition to allow the liquor license to be put into use. Construction is slated to begin shortly (so I am told).