Mrs. B has a posse

Bradlees!

Entrance to the Mall that Time Forgot on Cummins Highway. Photo taken 2/5/06, not sometime in 1985. Honest.

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Something is there

By on

Might be a flea-market kind of place; not sure, it's not a mall I tend to frequent :-). Dagnabbit, now I'm going to have to drive over there and look!

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This mall isn't dead yet.

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It's just resting :-). It still has stores. It's just kind of sad. Hmm, that sign isn't all that far from this ancient gas pump - maybe Cummins Highway is really the Highway that Time Forgot (right down to the fact that it probably hasn't met the definition of a highway since roughly 1931).

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Wow. I wish there were

By Kristine on

Wow. I wish there were still Bradlees around, I liked Bradlees!

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Waxing nostalgic

By jjdaley on

Growing up in Hyde Park, I remember when they built that shopping center and it was quite a big deal.

I spent many a dollar on Frank Zappa and Moby Grape records during the ninteen sixties in that Bradlees.

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Yo, you should check out the

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Yo, you should check out the old Bradlee's in Fields Corner. Someone is running it as a junk store called "B.d.'s" - by knocking out all the letters on the building except for the B, the d, and the 's.

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demolish it

That whole Fields Corner shopping center is a waste of good real estate and needs to be demolished. Supermarkets have failed there over and over again; the last failure took down the entire Americas' Food Basket chain. Blow the place up, put up something better like apartments or condos above first-floor retail stores.

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In Somerville, we used to

In Somerville, we used to have an all-Stop & Shop shopping center: a Stop & Shop supermarket, a Bradlees, and a Medi Mart drugstore. All three were divisions of the Stop & Shop Corporation.

Stop & Shop decided to get out of the drugstore business, so the Medi Mart became a Walgreen's. It later closed and was replaced by an auto parts store, whose name I don't remember, still there today.

Bradlees went out of business and was replaced by Target.

Stop & Shop closed the supermarket, and it was replaced by a Fretter Superstore, selling electronics. Fretter went out of business, and the storefront sat empty for several years. Now it has an A.J. Wright.

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