Roche Bros. has begun a redo of its Centre Street store to make it more like its trendier Downtown Crossing store - with more prepared-food and seafood options and a floral area right off the main entrance, rather than a few rows in.
Already, the bottle and can return has been temporarily moved outside and the bakery, flowers and customer service moved to temporary areas to make way for the renovations:
A chain spokeswoman says the store should be "substantially done" in time for the pre-Thanksgiving shopping rush, and that the store is not getting rid of any of the basics it now carries. She adds the bottle and can return will be moved back inside.
One thing that won't be changing is the name. Although the store has recently been using paper bags marked "Brothers Marketplace" instead of "Roche Bros.," the spokeswoman says that was just a logistical mistake - the store got sent a shipment of bags that should have gone to the smaller Brothers Marketplace stores the chain runs in Weston and Medfield.