Anybody know what this building was used for?

Edit: Thanks for the replies, guys.

Address: 126 E Howard St Quincy, Massachusetts (Don't know if this is close enough to Boston for you guys...)

Building's clearly abandoned and mostly boarded up, but the main entrance (amazingly) hasn't had all of its glass broken in yet. The way the upper floors look, seems like it was abandoned a long time ago, but from the first few floors it looks like a fresh closure.

I swear, why would nobody want to use it as the base of their new criminal empire? Looks defendable enough.



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Kelly led away after tunnel caper. Photo by Mass. State Police.

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