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Demolition, construction begins in earnest this week on Kenmore Square block with the Citgo Sign

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?

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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.

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That was my post office back when I was an MIT student.

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"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/

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...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.

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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.

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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.

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Gyros after nite at Kenmore club,

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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.

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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.

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the Kenmore Square buildings the firm bought from BU in 2016

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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.

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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.

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..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!

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