Great news for South Boston owners, renters, and landlords. We are finally getting a decent grocery store! Foodies will be opening at the corner of West Broadway and C Street in Spring 2011. Construction will begin this summer. Foodies currently has 2 locations, one in the South End and the other in Duxbury. As I've said before, the hottest area in South Boston is the West side that borders the Seaport District, and this should only help that.

In addition, the Dorchester Avenue Restoration is underway and includes a gorgeous renovation of Andrew Square. I'm on the Andrew Square Civic Association and I've seen the plans. The new features will really transform the area with new light fixtures, turn signals, solar powered trash receptacles, stamped pavement, larger sidewalks, and just make it much easier for pedestrians. The entire restoration should be completed by Summer 2011.

Also in South Boston, the Old Colony public housing development is getting a face lift with $22 million in stimulus funds.