A quick walk through Wayland Square revealed three new storefront vacancies faster than you can say, “national economic calamity:”
This very high profile site (corner of Angell and Wayland) has departed for what they believe must be greener pastures in the Warwick Mall (seriously) and are merging with their operation there.
This lunchtime retail spot, which often felt like it was open for about an hour or two a day and also has a prominent Angell St location, has closed for good. Perhaps longer hours may have helped?
77 South Angell:
The sales office for this luxury condominium has presumably moved out of their retail storefront on Wayland Ave and over to its own building, which is nearing completion.
With these closings, Wayland Square suddenly has about 5 retail storefront vacancies, and that’s before the major recession impact hits 🙁 .
How will our neighborhood commercial centers weather this downturn?