When we learned that the Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen wouldn’t be opening, we were a little disappointed. But when it was revealed that the old historic comfort station on Columbia road would be transformed instead into a comfort food cafe we were relieved. Comfort Kitchen will serve up food from all around the world. According to the Bay State Banner, one of the goals of the Comfort Kitchen will be to serve food that reflects the diverse neighborhood of Uphams Corner. The goal is for Comfort Kitchen to open in the spring of 2020.
History of the Comfort Station via HBI:
The Comfort Station is a one-story stucco and tile “mission style” building was built as a convenience station in 1912 to support the expanding streetcar system in Boston. It was designed by Dorchester architect William H. Besarick, who also designed the nearby municipal building at the corner of Columbia Road and Bird Street, as well as many triple-decker residences in the area.
The Comfort Station lies on what was once part of the Dorchester North Burying Ground, which is listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places and within the cemetery’s Boston Landmark designation.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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