Banton Street is a one-block cul-de-sac off Dot Ave between Fields Corner and Ashmont. No flashing marquee or sign of any kind graces #9, former home of Ashmont Welding.
But behind the nondescript façade craftsmen at Cyco-Scenic have been using the 5,000 square feet of saw-dust-scented space to create sets for local theaters and opera houses across the country. At least one of their creations has been shipped overseas to Tokyo. Read more
The singers of Ashmont Hill include, l-r, Phil Thompson, April Joy Thompson, Deborah Bullock and Wil Bullock. Photo courtesy Big Machine Media
Over the years, the Ashmont Hill section of Dorchester has shared its name with tire stores, trendy eateries, an MBTA stop and even an alt-rock record label.
Now, a newly formed gospel quartet with deep roots in the neighborhood have adopted the moniker. Read more
Tavolo. It means "table" in Italian, and early next year it will also be the name of a new eatery in Peabody Square. The restaurant, tentatively scheduled for opening in Jan. 2008, will occupy a portion of the first floor of The Carruth Building, a mixed-use development now under construction next to the Ashmont MBTA Station.
True to its name, the cuisine at Tavolo will have an Italian flair with a focus on pizza and pasta dishes. Read more
The six-story apartment complex taking shape above the Ashmont T station marked two more milestones last week when Ashmont Grille owner Chris Douglass inked a deal to open a pizza/pasta eatery on the ground floor of the new building and dignitaries signed the structure's final steel beam at a 'topping off' ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Read more
Aug. 31, 2005
Occasionally, a prospective customer drops in and asks if the place is open for business, or the phone rings with the same question, or one of the local investors on the prowl for a free meal pops his head in to inquire.
The answer: Not yet, but close. Read more
Details of the looming reconstruction of Ashmont MBTA station are being worked out between members of the community, the MBTA, and development firm Trinity Financial, with an eye toward beginning construction in late 2003. Read more
The MBTA will lease a large portion of its land around Ashmont Station to a private developer, who plans to build mixed-income housing for families and graduate students, with some retail space along the street. The rights to lease the 30,000 square foot, triangular parcel of land along Dorchester Avenue was awarded on Tuesday (March 26) to Trinity Financial, a Boston-based development firm with strong roots in Dorchester. Read more