Dot-to-Dot Cafe has their sign up (see above) and has begun interior construction! It is located on Dorchester Ave. in the block just south of St. Mark's Church on the same side of the street.
The first Japanese-food eatery to serve Lower Dot: Coming very soon is a Japanese Shabu-shabu restaurant to where Chan O'Mally's once served Chinese take-out food. Under the same management, they're changing to a sit-down restaurant where diners cook their meal in boiling broth at their tables.
An independent convenience store is taking the place of the Lil' Peach on Washington Street in Lower Mills. Set to open up in a couple of months, they hope to sell some wine, Mediterranean items (olive oil, greek olives), perhaps organic food as well. They are planning to have a patio with some chairs and umbrellas.
And you may have noticed that we have expanded our blog to include the Fields Corner section of Dorchester.