The milk bottle outside the Boston Children’s Museum opens for the season

The Hood Milk Bottle concession stand outside the Boston Children’s Museum is now open for the season. The museum announced via social media on Wednesday that the milk bottle is “open for business.” Arthur Gagner as a roadside ice cream stand in Taunton, Massachusetts, becoming one of America’s first drive-in fast food restaurants. It was a landmark on Route 44 until it was abandoned in 1967. Hood purchased the milk bottle, renovated it, and donated it to the Boston Children’s Museum in 1977. It has recently undergone further renovations in 2020. The latest round of work included a complete renovation of the facade, new windows, new awnings, new lighting and a new HVAC system. The Boston Children’s Museum said the Milk Bottle concession stand serves hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, novelty ice cream, Richie’s Slush and smoothies.

The Hood Milk Bottle concession stand outside the Boston Children’s Museum is now open for the season.

The museum announced via social media on Wednesday that the milk bottle was “open for business.”

The 40-foot, 15,000-pound structure was established in 1933 by Arthur Gagner as a roadside ice cream stand in Taunton, Massachusetts, becoming one of America’s first fast food restaurants. It was a landmark on Route 44 until it was abandoned in 1967.

Hood bought the milk bottle, renovated it, and donated it to the Boston Children’s Museum in 1977.

The milk bottle was slightly moved once and renovated in 2006-2007. It recently underwent further renovations in 2020. The latest round of work included a full facade renovation, new windows, new awnings, new lighting and a new HVAC system.

The Boston Children’s Museum said the Milk Bottle concession stand serves hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, novelty ice cream, Richie’s Slush and smoothies.

The concession stand is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and accepts cash only.

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