Turtle Swamp Brewing Hopes to Have Permanent Beer Hall in Roslindale Substation

by Marc Hurwitz

Late last fall, a local brewery opened a seasonal beer garden in an historic structure that had been home to another beer garden the year before. Now there is a plan to make the current beer hall a permanent one.

According to an article from Universal Hub, Turtle Swamp Brewing is seeking a zoning change in order to make its beer garden in the Roslindale Substation permanent, with a community meeting taking place on the issue on May 8. The post mentions that the brewery would need a variance for a brewery-related use, as the space is currently zoned for restaurant use; a restaurant called Third Rail was hoping to open there at one point but those plans never came to be.

Last winter, Trillium had a beer garden in the substation while also having an outdoor beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston during the warmer months (including this coming season).

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