Townie Tidbits

September 27, 2018
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FREE COFFEE AT BUNKER HILL MALL

Two weeks ago while parking at the Bunker Hill Mall, I noticed a large crowd gathering around this neat old bus. The closer I got to this sight, I  noticed it was a coffee truck while two folks were filling up free cups of coffee for anyone who asked for one. When was the last time you heard of anyone handing out free cups of coffee? Thought so. Well, it turns out that Allegro Coffee was doing a promotional that day. Inside Starbucks  and at all its stores you can now buy Allegro Coffee. I tested the Ethiopian coffee, and it wasn’t bad at all. Those two Allegro folks were kept busy for the three hours they handed out their special brew.

 

  1. JOHN’S SIDEWALK SALE GREAT SUCCESS AND FUN TOO

Recently, folks from St. John’s Episcopal Church held its annual sidewalk sale and as usual got a good-sized crowd browsing all morning long. You never know what you can find at these street sales. I remember back in the day there was always a rummage sale somewhere and it was always a hit-or-miss affair. However, you never left emptied handed either.

When I was a kid I once asked my father what the word “rummage” meant. He looked at me and said, ask your mother, she always bring rummage home after browsing around far too long for him. After I went over to her and said what my dad said, she replied, ‘Here take thisbag of clothes over to your father to hold.

 

BHA ANNOUNCES LEGGAT McCALL AS NEW PARTNER FOR THE PROJECTS

The long-stalled Bunker Hill project development is moving again or so it seems. The BHA has announced that Leggat McCall Properties has joined the development team.  The new plans that will be pushed by Leggar McCall and Corcoran now calls for 2,700 mixed-income units, which includes the replacement of the existing 1,100 units at the projects right now. The plan will preserve all the current affordable units for low-income folks while creati ng market-right units, too.

I know of Leggar McCall because it is currently the developer of a large residential project over in the South End by Albany and East Canton Streets. Growing up there I know this area well.

Time for it all to begin. Folks have waited long enough