Music Shoppe — when buying music was an adventure, and the store owner was a true mentor, not just a clerk.
Honorable mention for another Burlington music store:
Norma and Carl Giannelli, co-owners of Giannelli’s on Cambridge Street, formerly Moreno’s pizza and subs.
Carl Giannelli c. 1990
Building 19 1/2 at full gallop. The location is now the Shoppes at Simonds Park.
Building 19 circular
The Brunswick Bowl-A-Way Lanes on Terry Ave., behind Papa Gino’s, in 1980, before it became Storage Unlimited. Photo credit: Patricia Mason. Full story here.
Royal Hawaiian, after Service Merchandise but before Roche Bros.
Dandelion Green, 1978 to 2011. Now the location of Chipotle in the plaza across from the District on Burlington Mall Road.
Photo credit: Tanya Maxham
Not in Burlington, but gotta include them:
Lechmere Woburn Mall grand opening, early 1980s
Chris Sullivan, Citations Drum & Bugle Corps, 1984