0.7 min readBy Published On: January 22nd, 2018Categories: News18 Comments

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a new eight-story, 159 room hotel at 248 Dorchester Ave. where the Enterprise Rent-a-Car is. In addition to the 159 hotel rooms, it will also include about 20,000 square feet of amenity space, featuring a restaurant, lounge, and outdoor deck. There will also be a valet-parking garage for about 60 vehicles and commercial retail space also are planned.

The Evergreen Property also purchased Doughboy’s located at 220 Dorchester Ave.  So does this purchase have anything to do with the future hotel?  But as of now Doughboy is not going anywhere!   According to the Boston Globe, Doughboy owner, Phyllis Fandel, owner says they are only in year 5 of a 25 year lease.  Fandel says she planning on not closing unless the new building owner pays her to move to a new location or an early retirement.

18 Comments

  1. Not So New To The Hood January 22, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    The roof deck will have a gorgeous view of that beautifully constructed MBTA depot.

  2. Roger Glass January 23, 2018 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Excellent! This will be a great addition to our neighborhood!

    I can’t wait to see what’s next….watching the evolution of Southie right under our noses. Enjoy it, folks!

    • Yuppie Hater January 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      What’s to enjoy? A lot more outsiders coming into Southie to buy or build more condos and force out the few remaining original Southie people that can barely afford to live or keep their homes in Southie? Unless you were born and raised in Southie you will never understand it. We were City Pointers and Lower Enders, not Starbuck loving yuppie pretenders.

      • Not So New To The Hood January 29, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

        Just a few more years…..couple more increases in tax assessments and you’ll all be forced out! Can’t happen soon enough. And remember to get those permits so the city knows you’re improving your home!

  3. Kevin January 23, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I realize that change is inevitable. Just the same watching a neighborhood and a way of life disappear isn’t easy.

    • Not So New To The Hood January 23, 2018 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Doesn’t it make it easier since this “new” way of life involves economic prosperity, less crime & yuppies with cute puppies?

      • Yuppie Hater January 26, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

        So what are you trying to say? That the Old Southie was a bunch of criminals with ugly dogs?

        Give me the Old Southie any day. And screw the yuppies with cute puppies. They turned Southie into a bunch of freaking left leaning liberals.!!!!

        • Good riddance to old Southie February 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

          C’mon Yuppie Hater, no need to go after the dogs, they’ve never been the problem… Anyway, there’s plenty of cheap housing with no left-leaning liberals (or education, health care, public infrastructure, or jobs for that matter) in rural Alabama – I’m sure you’ll fit right in!

    • Yuppie Hater January 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Amen to that Kevin.

  4. Timothy D Coady January 25, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    i really enjoy getting this on my gmail it is great to keep up with my beloved home town

  5. Jeannie January 25, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Great! At street level STILL empty streets, no trees or green, and walls of glass. Which side of the zoo windows will you be on?
    I hope there’s no immediate offer to buy out Doughboy. I’d like it to stick around awhile. Yum!

    • Jeannie January 25, 2018 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Will the deck and its great views of the back Bay, etc. be a public amenity? That would be sweet!

  6. Shellie January 25, 2018 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Shouldn’t they be required to provide more parking than 60 for a hotel with 159 rooms plus retail? How do these things get passed is amazing.

    • Eddie D January 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      my guess is that most hotel guests will arrive via cab or Uber.

  7. #hashtag January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Puppies!!!!!

    • Roger Glass January 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      With yuppies!!!!!

  8. Matt Malone January 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    @Yuppie Hater Here’s what’s to enjoy: if you own your home, a level of appreciation that will never be paralleled again in your life time and almost certainly more than the “yuppies” you hate will experience once they buy the condos that the developer you sold to, (for a silly number) created.

    You’re right, I didn’t grow up in Southie and I don’t live there, I just work there everyday so I will not fully understand how you feel about your changing neighborhood. Having said that its hard to feel bad for you, given your username, and my reasonable assumption that you’ve probably hated every group of people that’s come to southie over the years that doesn’t look or talk like you.

    I do feel bad for the good folks that are having a hard time affording the places they’ve grown up in or lived in for decades, etc. However, with some planning and good financial and tax accounting advice, they should be able to re-finance based on increased property value or maybe even add a rental unit to help offset the increased expenses. The fact is, Southie is a neighborhood in a thriving city, cities grow, things change. Hating everyone that moves in won’t stop the change. If you don’t like your neighbors go buy 9.9 acres in western ma for $95k and stop your “not in my back yard whining”

    • Good riddance to old Southie February 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Fantastic, reasonable response, thank you.

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