Sunday, January 31, 2010
Both ends of Dudley
I travel from the beginning to the end of Dudley Street twice every day in warm weather. During the winter I take the T at double the time unless, on a day like last Monday, the weather is unseasonable. Dudley Street stretches between Upham's Corner and Dudley Square, part of Dorchester and part of Roxbury, both parts of Boston proper.
You cannot think about modern Boston without thinking of Dot and Roxbury. Do they call Roxbury Rox? Does it have a congenial nickname? All I know is that both neighborhoods share a common, fluid boundary and parts of one may be part of the other and vice versa and forever shall the inhabitants disagree but they will do it amicably.
The Both Ends of Dudley blog, a likeminded enterprise without our excessive doses of folderol and pugnaciousness, based in Roxbury rather than Dorchester reports on a Beehive expansion that got the kabosh. Too bad for Centre Street. We do have a Centre Street in Dorchester if the Tesla Group wants to regroup in Dorchester. I don't the Centre Bar will want to relocate, but there's no need for that. The large space formerly occupied by the Emerald Isle seems to be available. It is just a short stroll from the Field's Corner T station. Food for thought.