The Grossman’s sign at 27 Washington Street in Wellesley Lower Falls went down around noon today to make way for National Development’s new office/retail/housing construction project, which will start going up in the fall.
I actually came across a Globe story from the mid-1990s referring to the space as the “old Grossman’s lot,” so it’s really been a while since the property has seen any real action.
The press and others donned hard hats to get a close-up view. I chose to lurk from high across the street on a stone wall to get a different view.
You might recall in April that there was speculation about preservationists calling for “our Citgo sign” to be saved!
John Callahan says
So ends an era. Grossman’s was the source of everything that went into our home in Auburndale through the 1950-onward. It is where us kids would go with my father to get the 2x4s and the parquet floor squares and the plywood that made all kinds of things. Old memories. Good luck to the next tenants.
Paul B says
About time, we’ve been in Wellesley for 12 years and for a while I thought I’d never see the day when Grossman sign is down and Rt 16 bridge over Rt 9 is completed. Wow…