Tyngsboro landmark reduced to rubble

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The "eyesore" is no more. About 50 spectators gathered in a steady drizzle yesterday morning to watch the town-ordered demolition of the former Shur-Fine Market at Kendall and Middlesex roads, diagonally across the intersection from the Tyngsboro Bridge.

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Apr 1, 2010
 
now it's time for the general store to come down
Memories

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Apr 1, 2010
 
I recall going into Shur Fine as a Kid 35 years ago and wanting a specific candy bar. I didn't see the bar on the rack so I sort of mulled around the candy area. I was hesitant to ask anyone for help as usually the result was a typical brush off. A woman read me and while smiling she told me I should ask the owner and she added "Don't worry, he don't bite".
The owner caught the conversation and from two aisles away, he asked me "What do you want?". My jaw dropped as I realized his tone was sincere. He had someone check out back and the employee did find the item I wanted. The owner apologized and told me they'd been very busy though he would try to get things out quicker in the future. I was in AWE and a bit speechless. As I was leaving the first woman who initiated the help said "We do things differently" and over the course now of many years, I do realize the service was not only an exception shared by a few other small retailers, it's a nice minute in time I can always pull from.
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Apr 1, 2010
 
Is it true that in place of the old "shur fine" a statute of Rich Lemoine will be erected?

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Apr 1, 2010
 
Memories wrote:
I recall going into Shur Fine as a Kid 35 years ago and wanting a specific candy bar. I didn't see the bar on the rack so I sort of mulled around the candy area. I was hesitant to ask anyone for help as usually the result was a typical brush off. A woman read me and while smiling she told me I should ask the owner and she added "Don't worry, he don't bite".
The owner caught the conversation and from two aisles away, he asked me "What do you want?". My jaw dropped as I realized his tone was sincere. He had someone check out back and the employee did find the item I wanted. The owner apologized and told me they'd been very busy though he would try to get things out quicker in the future. I was in AWE and a bit speechless. As I was leaving the first woman who initiated the help said "We do things differently" and over the course now of many years, I do realize the service was not only an exception shared by a few other small retailers, it's a nice minute in time I can always pull from.
A very nice story. The moral still applies today.
Tyngsborough

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#5
Apr 1, 2010
 
Shur Fine isn't the only thing being reduced to rubble under Selectmen Rich Lemoine's watch.
Lemone Fan Club

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#6
Apr 1, 2010
 
Is it me or does Lemone look like ET from the movie. Rich phone home?
NC Steve

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#8
Apr 1, 2010
 
I don't really recall Tyngsboro having that much of a center. That building certainly didn't go well with the old church and barn, though.
TYNG guy

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Apr 1, 2010
 
Shouldn't it read Tyngsboro Eyesore reduced to Rubble?

They should've continued with the barn & church while they were at it.
TYNG guy

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Apr 1, 2010
 
State Rep. Colleen Garry views the demolition of Shur-Fine as a key step "to bring Tyngsboro to the forefront in being recognized as having one of the most beautiful town centers in the entire state."

IS she serious or seriously delusional???
Vining Alum

Waltham, MA

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#11
Apr 1, 2010
 
What ever happened to the Tyngsboro Country Club?
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Tyngsboro, MA

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Apr 1, 2010
 
Statute Committee wrote:
Is it true that in place of the old "shur fine" a statute of Rich Lemoine will be erected?
hahaha!! He would love that!
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Apr 1, 2010
 
TYNG guy wrote:
State Rep. Colleen Garry views the demolition of Shur-Fine as a key step "to bring Tyngsboro to the forefront in being recognized as having one of the most beautiful town centers in the entire state."
IS she serious or seriously delusional???
You know statements like that make me want to give up on society. Or at least just Massachusetts.
kevin

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Apr 1, 2010
 
Agreed wrote:
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You know statements like that make me want to give up on society. Or at least just Massachusetts.
I really like Tyngsborough, but to say the town center will be one of the nicest in Mass is silly. The Library, town hall,is miles away, it is not walk friendly, and it is right on 3A near an industrial railline. She really needs to get out a little more.
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#15
Apr 1, 2010
 
Another eyesore is across the bridge... the general store and graffiti is just a lovely sight. I know it's coming down eventually but as I sat in traffic waiting to go over the bridge (a whole other comment), it struck me just how gross it makes the town look.
Rich Leomoine

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#16
Apr 1, 2010
 
I have decided that in place of the old Shur Fine building the town will allow Don Dirocco to construct a brand new Mathew's Adult Entertainment Night Club to generate business revenue for the town and to be the hallmark of our new town center!! What do you think guys??
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#17
Apr 1, 2010
 
Gee golly we're turnin' the ol' gen-er-all store into a wiz-bang parkin' lot! We's gonna have a gen-u-ine town cenner real soon like, we's gonna look just like Graw-town, ya heah me? yeeeeHAWWW!
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#18
Apr 1, 2010
 
Maybe they'll let Ericsson put up another billboard where the Sure Fine was.
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Apr 1, 2010
 
TYNG guy wrote:
State Rep. Colleen Garry views the demolition of Shur-Fine as a key step "to bring Tyngsboro to the forefront in being recognized as having one of the most beautiful town centers in the entire state."
IS she serious or seriously delusional???
She is "Serious" and that makes her "Seriously Delusional."
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Apr 1, 2010
 
Rich Leomoine wrote:
I have decided that in place of the old Shur Fine building the town will allow Don Dirocco to construct a brand new Mathew's Adult Entertainment Night Club to generate business revenue for the town and to be the hallmark of our new town center!! What do you think guys??
I'm in! When's it open?!
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Apr 1, 2010
 

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Great Job Rich, watched the video and listened to your speech, must admit I am very impressed. This had to be a Bittersweet Day for Town of Tynsboro
Take Care & keep up the good work Rich.
Lemone Fan Club wrote:
Is it me or does Lemone look like ET from the movie. Rich phone home?

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