Treasures, a thrift and antique shop, opened today at 4266 Washington St. in Roslindale Square, in the space where the Boston Smoke Shop used to be.
Meanwhile, workers today were converting the space where the Grossman's bargain outlet used to be at 630 American Legion Highway into space for Urban Renewals, which will be moving there from its current location on Brighton Avenue in Allston - which Dustin J.S. Watson reports closed for good yesterday.
No more yellow Grossman's:
The strip mall the store will be in already has a number of dollar and discount shops.
The move, however, is disappointing some of its Allston customers, who really have no easy way to get to the new location. Driving from Allston to that stretch of Roslindale (OK, almost anywhere in Roslindale) can take awhile and while it's theoretically possible to get from Allston to there by public transit, the bus that runs down American Legion Highway only runs once every 45 minutes or so even at rush hour, and not at all on Sundays.
The two stores join Roslindale's existing thrift shop - the Home for Little Wanderers Thrift Shop of Boston on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square.