I mean, it started with a Lechmere’s, which itself was then only a decade away from its own, gruesome retail demise — so maybe the writing was on the wall the whole time for the once bustling shopping center.
Indeed it was a hub for most of the city’s and surrounding town’s shoppers through the ’90s. Lean years full of Big Lots! and tumbleweeds have followed, and with an auction upcoming, it’s time for the ol’ pile of bricks to go gentle into that good night.
Here’s Hitch with his eulogy.