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8 Oct 2017

Change afoot in historic Concord Center
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The Main Street area has been hit by vacancies, but new tenants are around the corner.
By Nancy Shohet West, Oct. 06, 2017

Boston Globe – Shoppers strolling the well-maintained sidewalks of Concord Center always find plenty to look at as they pass by the inviting shops: jewelry, fine art, stationery, gourmet food, sporting goods, books by authors both local and international.

But recently the view has also included something that was far less common in previous years: empty windows.

At least three prominent storefronts in the Main Street area are currently vacant, including the iconic building at the west corner of Main and Walden that for years housed The Toy Shop of Concord. Just a few blocks away on Thoreau Street stands another empty storefront across from the train station, with La Provence now shuttered.

1 Jul 2015

Informer: preservation, retirement, art, and real estate
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Giroux Building Lexington space availableThe Boston Globe – Preservation efforts at the historic Shirley Meeting House recently got a boost. The nonprofit group that tends to the property received $20,000 from the Montachusett Society for the Preservation of Historic Buildings to finish restoring its bell tower and weathervane. The group has also completed a handicap accessibility plan for the structure at 41 Brown Road, on the old town common, and will soon seek grants for it. The Meeting House’s history goes back to 1773. For more information, visit www.shirleymeetinghouse.org.