Last July, it was reported that Evergreen Property Group proposed a 159 room hotel on Dot. Ave where the Enterprise Rent-a-Car is. Recently, the developer revealed new renderings of the “design-forward” eight-story proposed project at 246-248 Dorchester Ave. 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.
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.
The plans are currently under review with the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
Having Doughboy’s next door creates a picture that depicts the exact summary of the neighborhood: Old, generational businesses hanging on for dear life as the the rest of the world continues to move along.