The future Shaw’s plaza, c. 1990. Standing under Filenes’ Basement awning.
Michaels arts/crafts store. The wall along the right is Filene’s Basement (and Almy’s before that).
Filene’s Basement, Burlington MA c. 1990. Photo credit: Ropes Can.
Third Ave. area before it turned into a shopping destination.
King’s planned to use this existing avant-garde office building on Second Ave., but a construction fire forced a mulligan.
1999 panorama taken atop the Blanchard Road water tower. Photo credit: Steven DiPerna.
The District before it was the District
Memorial Elementary School in 2011, just before demolition:
Burlington Heights property on Cambridge Street, across from Skilton Lane. Photo credit: George Moore.
Winn Street houses razed for condos at 260-262 Winn St. (adjacent to Shaw’s plaza) January 2010:
The Building 19 1/2 complex is out. The Shoppes at Simonds Park are in.
This little plaza probably packed more smiles-per-square-foot than any other in Burlington. It had Rexall Drug from the 1950s to 1980, a Captain Pizza through 2007 and an Orange Leaf yogurt shop briefly.
Shoppes at Simonds Park excavation:
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 5
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 4
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 3
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 2
Shoppes At Simonds Park Burlington MA excavation 1
Roche Bros. becoming Target:
Roche Bros. location becoming Target, taken July 2018
House move in 2007
House move notice 2007 Burlington MA. Credit: Brad Cushman
House move map 2007, Burlington MA. Credit: Brad Cushman
Tower Records, Burlington Mall Road at Middlesex Turnpike, early 1990s.
I know progress has to come, but it’s sad to see the old Rexall building gone. Captain Pizza was one of our sub places we went in HS. Good old BUSA liquors! Oh, those memories! lol
I’m searching for Rule Industries in Burlington, mass…1990…it was in a circular building off the highway. I worked there in that year and I’m doing a search.
Amazing photos ! Denny was a great man! 🥰👏👍