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Demolition, construction begins in earnest this week on Kenmore Square block with the Citgo Sign
By adamg on Mon, 06/03/2019 - 11:51am
BU Today details some of the next steps in Related Beal's plans to remake the BU-owned block with the building that supports the Citgo Sign (don't worry, that stays).
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Anyone know when their last day is?
It's the most important question
They either don't know or won't say. Rummer has it they're mostly done with CW #3 in the old bagel shop but I won't rest easy until they've reopened.
Losing the Post Office sucks too.
Where is the post office moving to?
That was my post office back when I was an MIT student.
Mentioned in linked page
"A press representative for the Postal Service’s Boston office says that they are actively looking for a new location in the Kenmore area, but have not yet secured one."
Also, here is a link to developer's update page: https://www.kenmore-commonwealth.com/
I did a job in the building back in March...
...and one of the tenants told me Cornwall's was going to have space in the new building. But I have no way of knowing if that's accurate.
I remember when New England Music City was right in that corner storefront where the convenience store later was. I bought many a classic album there when they were new back in the 70s. They generally had a lower price than the Discount Records across the street.The Aegean Fare Greek restaurant was there too, if anybody remembers that.
Aegean Fare is how I afforded school supplies
Lunch (and sometimes dinner) was a serving of rice pilaf with a scoop of tomato sauce for 79 cents. That's how I could afford photo supplies for my terms at NESOP upstairs. One day Mr. Butch wandered into the building with a guitar while I was photographing a snare drum and we had an impromptu jam.
Sadly I missed Music City, but I built my record collection on a foundation from Nuggets and Planet Records across the street.
Gyros after nite at Kenmore
Gyros after nite at Kenmore club,
They had imports and punch-outs too, and local photographs of rock bands. I spent every penny of my babysitting money there. I think of it often. Best record store, bar none.
I loved that restaurant. In 1979 I was 21 and lived at The Buckminster. I applied for a job at the restaurant and was hired. It was a great place with great food. Their souvlaki, broiled haddock, and milfeulle were the best in town.
Not "BU-owned" anymore
BU still owns the land
Just like the land under the Hotel Commonwealth. They want to make sure they get a say in whatever gets developed over the next century.
Thank GOD they've redone the design of the corner buidling.
The old one was just horrific. I would get depressed each time I thought about how terrible my old school neighborhood was about to become.
first the hotel commonwealth
..now the other side. We've known for a long time BU ruined Kenmore, but this takes the cake. An ugly corporate looking building is a perfect compliment to the non-brownstone Hotel-commonwealth. Suck the soul out of the city more, please!