Originally Posted by Addie
Some longtime reidents of the North End say that on a really hot summer day, you can still smell the molasses. I can believe it. I worked at the Schrafft Building in Charlestown and in the summer you could still smell the chocolate. But then that building had only been converted from the chocolate factory for less than 15 years.
I dunno... I lived through a lot of hot summer days in the North End, and I never smelled any. I think it's the power of suggestion. When I lived in Milwaukee, you could smell the hops all the way down the expressway, though... they still actively made beer inside the city limits - right by the expressway. I wonder whether they still do.