Domino’s Pizza looking at new store in Codman Square

Domino's Pizza hopes to open up a store in what used to be a Citizens Bank branch at the corner of Washington Street and Aspinwall Street in Codman Square. Seth Daniel photo

Domino’s Pizza is eyeing a Washington Street storefront in Codman Square as a site for a new store. The proposal was set to be discussed at the Codman Square Neighborhood Council (CSNC) meeting on Wednesday night this week.

Cynthia Loesch Johnson, who chairs the council, said that representatives from the national pizza chain are expected to make a presentation at the meeting about the proposal for the former bank property at 569-571 Washington St. near Aspinwall Road that will convene at 7 p.m. in the Second Church of Dorchester, 44 Moultrie St. The meeting will also be held on Zoom.

According to Loesch Johnson, there are mixed feelings in the neighborhood about the proposal, since many residents have opposed new fast food chains in recent years. Most notably, opponents on the council blocked a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen restaurant from opening in a space across the street from this proposal.

That controversy played out over several years, with neighbors successfully lobbying city officials to deny the Popeye’s the licenses it needed to open. The fast food chicken eatery did not renew its lease last year and has vacated the property despite doing extensive renovations in preparation for an opening that never occurred. The property remains vacant.

Another item on the busy CSNC agenda is a proposal by Revent Space to locate on a site in Codman Square. Revent rents out a flexible space in business districts for work and special events and corporate meetings. There is a Revent Space on Neponset Avenue.


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