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Board backs beefing up Brighton bank building for housing

Proposed new building

Architect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to add four stories to a former bank building between two other still open banks on Market Street in Brighton Center to add 23 housing units and new retail space.

Developer Henry Chew's plans for the dormant building between Rockland Trust and Santander Bank would also include 23 parking spaces. The BPDA board approved the roughly $4.5-million proposal in August.

BPDA filings.

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or maybe like it's sinking into a swamp.

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The “Where’s the beef lady” was mondo awesomeness. Magoo.

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not coming back?

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There was a Woolworth there?

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For a while, until the roof caved in back in 2008-ish!

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But had forgotten it (and the roof collapse) was a thing until you reminded me just now.

I went there to give Ritalin a try circa 2005. Not for me.

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I remember going in there, they had a lunch counter, as I recall.

Scroll down the page:

http://www.bahistory.org/MarketStreet.html

Now all we get are Dollar Stores.

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Bravo!

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I’d suggest putting a bank on the ground floor, but no need, as there’s yet a third bank just across Washington Street.

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Hopefully this plus the buildings going up on Washington in front of Rogers Park and on Market where the Brighton Beer Garden used to be means more foot traffic into Brighton Center to support the business district there. Even better if we can stop putting banks in valuable business district storefronts---but that would require some actual policy action.

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