Bullish on Boston

A terrific Tuesday. Sorry, Charlie.

Joan Vennocci says that she’s not a fan of Don Chiofaro‘s proposed tower on the waterfront but at least he’s investing in the city. She makes a good point.

2020 was not a good year for the food trucks in Boston. But, as Daniel Kool informs us, warm weather and stepped-up vaccinations are raising hopes for a more prosperous 2021. “There is a sense that the tide is turning. We don’t think it’s going to be like a light switch going on, but we do have hope for the future,” one truck owner said.

In South Boston, a whole new neighborhood is taking shape in the previously industrial area along Dorchester Ave. and Old Colony. One of the new tenants is Castle Island Brewing, which will open a taproom and restaurant.

Massachusetts tax revenues exceeded projections by more than a billion dollars. This is a good time to have a few extra dollars in the rainy day fund. Colin Young, writing in Commonwealth Magazine, also notes that overall business confidence is rising in the state, another good sign.

And Marc Hurwitz reports that, in Quincy, the Yummy Cafe is being taken over by Mr. Pickled Fish. Yum.

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