Fortunately, this long suffering from the long but so far slow as well as but so-so coming of “A New Quincy Center” retailer will be be moving but a block to Presidents Place. Unfortunately, it will be moving into an inside arcade location and thus losing its landmark location and de facto billboard of a storefront …
This time the reason for yet another Quincy restaurant departing the Quincy Center scene is to accommodate Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch’s limp noodle of a plan for A New Quincy Center.
For those who may recall, the now defunct developer Street-Works had helped design the now-hopping and exciting Assembly Row redevelopment and that Assembly Row was a de facto beta test of Street-Works’ plan for Quincy Center.
Don’s Joke Shop is no more. Arguably the last remaining retail store from Quincy Center’s hay day as Shoppers Town USA has closed.
Will the Quincy City Council deny Mayor Koch’s request to spend millions on a new downtown department?
Will the Quincy City Council finally display some spinal rectitude tonight and push back against this latest Koch and mirrors grift or will they yet again allow themselves to be rolled by the Koch Maladministration?