Townie Tidbits

November 26, 2015
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WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE OLD BANK BUILDING?

   The street level shops get closed and are staying empty. This beautiful building  is as much a part of Charlestown as is the Bunker Hill Monument. You know, I think the old Bunker Hill Florist space might be perfect for a nice family style restaurant. Back when I was a kid and my mother took my brother and myself to the old movie theater we used to  also eat at the old Thompson Spa restaurant. It might be time for another nice restaurant for regular folk in Thompson Square again. It could could be called the “New Thompson Square Spa”?

  What do you think about this idea out there. Good? Bad? Door Number 3? Let me know what you think could fill up the street level of this great Charlestown landmark? Contact me at www.sal.giarratani@gmail.com.

BUNKER HILL FLORIST HELD GREAT OPEN HOUSE

 This past Saturday, the folks at Bunker Hill Florist held its annual neighborhood open house and the place was packed with early Christmas shoppers and all were impressed with all the decorations throughout the shop.

STREET CLEANING WITHOUT TOWING SEEMS TO BE WORKING

   Last Thursday was street cleaning day on the odd side of Bunker Hill Street and the street seemed pretty free of any vehicles. The signs now say they no longer tow cars away but only issue $90 parking citations. It seems to be working. The big $90 OUCH seems to have worked and the streets get cleaned too.

ZIP CAR SPACES MOVED  DOWN TO THE HUBWAY BIKE RACKS  NOV. 23

    Folks up on the top of Bunker Hill Street were so glad to see those two spots handed over to Zip Cars for a fee have been relocated down in front of old St. Catherine’s Church in Hayes Square after folks up near St.Francis de Sales vented their frustration over losing two much needed on-street parking spots. Win-win for all

HOP ON OVER TO THE GRASSHOPPER CAFE UP ON THE HILL

   I stopped by the Grasshopper Cafe last week for a great bowl of oatmeal with blue berries and it was superb and the price was right as Drew Carey might say.

There were a few customers there that late morning including three longtime residents and a table consisting of a young mother and her two hungry kids.

I still miss “Lorraine’s” where everybody knew your name and order down in Thompson Square but this place is pretty cool too.

I will be returning here again and soon. Right  now it is a breakfast and lunch place but who knows, someday, it might be dinner time too.