MBTA to suspend Mattapan trolley service for one week due to building demolition in Milton

The Mattapan-Ashmont trolley will be off-line for a week in September as the old Hendries building on Central Avenue in Milton (shown at left) is demolished. Reporter file photo

The MBTA announced yesterday that it will be suspending its Mattapan Trolley service from September 1 through September 8 due to the demolition of the former Hendries building on Eliot Street in Milton.

Trolley service will be replaced by bus and van shuttles during the demolition process. Bus shuttles will service all stops except Capen Street and Valley Road, which will be accessible by van shuttles. Normal trolley service will resume on the morning of September 9.

The vacant building, which housed the Hendries Ice Cream Factory until it closed in 1990, is set to be replaced by a mixed use housing development that will feature 38 condominiums, 3,850 square feet of retail space, and 19 parking spaces. According to the Town of Milton website, the owners of the property, 131 Eliot Street, LLC, acquired the town’s portion of the building in February. Construction is expected to last 18 months.