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Trillium Garden at Roslindale Substation Opens Today

The building had been largely vacant for almost half a century

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Roslindale Trillium
The Roslindale substation has been vacant for nearly 50 years

Trillium Garden at Roslindale Substation opens tonight, December 7, according to a post on Trillium Brewing’s Twitter account for the Garden; find it at 4228 Washington St. in Roslindale. The beer garden — which will function as a winter version of the brewery’s summer beer garden on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway — occupies the old Roslindale Substation, which has been largely vacant since 1971. A representative from Trillium told Eater they expect the beer garden to remain open into the spring.

Trillium Substation
Check out an old subway station, and have some beers

Trillium’s summer beer garden opened up shop this past summer, and the people loved it. Anecdotally speaking, one couldn’t walk down Atlantic Avenue last summer without seeing many, many people gathered to swig one of Trillium’s many beers in the open air.

There were originally plans for a restaurant to occupy the substation — an Ashmont Grill sibling called Third Rail — but they fell through this fall. Rumors about Trillium’s interest in the substation began swirling in early November when the brewery posted an image of the building on its Instagram story. After 10 days of remaining mum, Trillium co-owner Esther Tetreault said via a press release that the brewery was in fact involved with a project at the substation and that it would be another seasonal beer garden.

The Garden at Roslindale Substation opens tonight at 4 p.m. and will operate from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Find the draft list here.

Trillium Will Pour Beers on the Greenway This Summer [EB]
First Look: The Trillium Garden at the Roslindale Substation [BM]
Trillium Hints About the Roslindale Substation [BM]

Trillium Garden at the Substation

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