Police are investigating an attempted holdup at the Citizens Bank branch at 673 VFW Parkway (the strip mall where Gary's is) around 12:40 p.m. The suspect, described as a black man, about 5'6" and in his 30s and wearing black clothes, a black hat and sunglasses, fled without any money onto Independence Drive.
Daniel Guzman reports that Bagelville, where the Arby's used to be on VFW Parkway inbound, just past the McDonald's, is open for its last day today.
Adam Korngold, the owner of the Waves Car Wash on VFW Parkway, lost a battle tonight when the Boston Conservation Commission declined to order a would-be competitor across the road to return nearly half his available land to its natural state, a move that effectively would have blocked construction there. Read more.
The Boston Conservation Commission next week considers a Brockton car-wash magnate's plans to expand his empire with a new outlet in West Roxbury - where a small McDonald's used to be on VFW Parkway, kitty-corner from the Waves car wash. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Taco Bell at 1560 VFW Parkway in West Roxbury shut because its corporate owners in Tennessee failed to pay for a 2017 food-serving license. Read more.
Boston's only free-standing Taco Bell had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why its late-night manager left two detectives standing in the rain for five minutes before he let them in for an inspection last month. Read more.
VFW Parkway is shut in both directions near where it starts/ends at Centre Street due to a large tree that has gone horizontal.
This is not your father's West Roxbury: Wild Orchid, which opened last month on VFW Parkway inbound just past the Dedham line, offers a full complement of the sultry stuff you need, plus smokes. Just do a U-turn past where the other McDonald's used to be, by the car wash.
The Boston Business Journal reports the local boy (and Boston Latin grad) made good sold the property to Home Depot, so we probably can't expect a new mixed-use megaproject on the site.
The BBJ doesn't note how Redstone came to own the property, but it used to be home to the VFW Parkway Drive-In, operated by the forerunner to his National Amusements, which was started by his father, Michael.
The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.
It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?
The owner of an office building off VFW Parkway near where the Needham Line crosses under Baker Street has told the BRA it wants to build 56 residential condominiums on the land. Read more.
Now it just stands in a front yard off VFW Parkway near Willowdean Street, getting larger and larger.
An alert UHub reader noticed the guy who said he wanted to build a hotel catering to observant Jews on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury (where the burned-out McDonald's used to be) sold the property yesterday for $1.4 million to the owner of a Brockton gas station and car wash. The BRA's King David Hotel page is now gone, although you can still see the initial filing for the project.
Developer Peter Davos's plans for an 84-unit residential building where the IHOP used to be include something unusual: 21 three-bedroom units.
Davos this week filed formal plans for his proposed replacement for what is now a little used parking lot at 1235 VFW Parkway with the BRA. Read more.
West Roxbury developer Peter Davos has filed a letter of intent with the BRA to build 84 residential units in a four-story building at 1235 VFW Parkway, the one-time home of an IHOP that over the past couple of decades has served as a parking lot and the site of a sign advertising stump removal. Read more.
Legislators from Boston and Dedham are proposing a VFW Master Plan Commission to look at ways to improve the VFW Parkway from Centre Street in West Roxbury to the Dedham line and Providence Highway in Dedham between the Boston line and the Washington Street rotary.
State Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) and state Reps. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) want the commission to conduct:
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