Proposed Medical Marijuana Store on Clapp Street

According to the Dorchester Reporter:

“The McCormack civic group held a meeting last Thursday at the Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 Hall on Massachusetts Avenue, which was attended by about 40 people…  A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members… Attendees expressed worry about safety, proximity to children, and protecting the increasingly desirable areas of Dorchester… Aidan O’Donovan and his company, Natural Selections, have tested the waters on the neighborhood’s openness to the project over the past week. They hope to lease the property at 50 Clapp St., a free-standing building of about 6,000 square feet, and operate for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.”

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Fair Foods: Two-Dollar-A-Bag

Fair Foods operates the Two-Dollar-A-Bag program, which distributes food at more than 20 sites — churches and schools — around Boston. Residents can buy as 12-pound bag of seasonal, mixed produce, ranging from potatoes and organic bananas to fresh spinach and mangoes, for $2. The Two-Dollar-A-Bag program is located every Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the First Parish Dorchester Church (next to Mather School).

For details and other locations, visit the Fair Food site.

Honeycomb Cafe Is Open!

Image of menu at Honeycomb Cafe. August 8, 2017

The Honeycomb Cafe is open! Located on Savin Hill Avenue in the former site of the Savin Scoop ice cream store, this new restaurant offers a variety of coffees, teas, breakfast items, and sandwiches with fast, friendly service.

The food is delicious. I had the O-T-B BLT sandwich. Tasty! Food components are sourced from local farms and partners. The menu (items may vary) also contains gluten-free options.

Be sure to visit soon!

Local farms and partners. Interior image of Honeycomb Cafe.

Tom English Bar And Dot Market To Change Ownership

According to The Dorchester Reporter on June 14:

“Tom English’s bar and the adjacent Dorchester Market— two longtime businesses on a prominent Dot Ave corner in Columbia-Savin Hill— are under agreement to be sold this summer with the next owner eyeing a mixed-use project for the site. The buyer is Adam Sarbaugh of Cornerstone Real Estate, who discussed his plans with the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning committee on Tuesday evening.

Sarbaugh will purchase 951-959A Dorchester Avenue, a roughly 11,500 square foot parcel including the bar, the Dorchester Market, and a lot in between. Discussions started “a few weeks ago,” said attorney Joseph Hanley of McDermott Quilty Miller, who is representing Sarbaugh.”

Read the rest of the news story.