Tyngsboro landmark reduced to rubble

Tyngsboro landmark reduced to rubble

There are 50 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Tyngsboro landmark reduced to rubble. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

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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J Brunelle

Billerica, MA

#22 Apr 1, 2010
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.
Helena Carey Kronick

Fitchburg, MA

#23 Apr 1, 2010
When I was a kid the town center was very nice. Recently, both sides of the bridge are a disgrace. My mom grew up in Tyngsboro and when they built the new bridge was able to march across the old bridge, then the new bridge. And she spoke of Perham and Queens, then Farrows, then Clover Farm. I don't know anyone, except maybe newcomers, that would refer to that area as Shurfine area. I know the people of Tyngsboro would love to see the Church recieve a new paint job and tear down the other side of the bridge.
Red

Winchester, MA

#24 Apr 1, 2010
You can have a toga party in the new centre of town, just watch out when the police chief's wife shows up.
crooked

Rochester, NH

#25 Apr 1, 2010
I can remember being a wee tot and my first sniff of the bucolic stench that was the Sure-Fine...35 years ago. Let us hope the rest of the Tyngsborough Keno bile chambers are next for demo.
you all suck

Dracut, MA

#26 Apr 1, 2010
Rich, I know you personally from the University, and I will provide the paint for the church...I will be in contact with you soon...
signedoff

Montpelier, VT

#27 Apr 2, 2010
Tyngsboro "having one of the most beautiful centers in the state"...This woman doesn't get out much, does she...
Echo

Tyngsboro, MA

#28 Apr 2, 2010
I Agree. We should of included the Barn and the Church in the demolition..
Westford Resident

Boston, MA

#29 Apr 2, 2010
Keep the cranes and bulldozers coming! Now you knocked down that they've knocked down that garbage pit, they should continue with the rest of the town! Not only the buildings but all the houses as well. I hate driving through Tynsgboro to go to the mall, I feel like a lower class piece of trash. They should make the town of Tynsboro into sports fields or schools where the kids of Westford can further themselves.

“Watch out for my shivs”

Since: Feb 09

Do troll busters become trolls

#30 Apr 2, 2010
Westford Resident wrote:
Keep the cranes and bulldozers coming! Now you knocked down that they've knocked down that garbage pit, they should continue with the rest of the town! Not only the buildings but all the houses as well. I hate driving through Tynsgboro to go to the mall, I feel like a lower class piece of trash. They should make the town of Tynsboro into sports fields or schools where the kids of Westford can further themselves.
Go with that feeling. People with your attitude.. well your attitude makes you a piece of trash.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#31 Apr 2, 2010
Westford Resident wrote:
I feel like a lower class piece of trash.
If it walks like a duck.......
townie

Tyngsboro, MA

#32 Apr 3, 2010
that demolition was planned? as i drove by and saw the rubble i assumed that the chief's wife crashed into it.
Wonder why

Boston, MA

#33 Apr 3, 2010
Westford Resident wrote:
Keep the cranes and bulldozers coming! Now you knocked down that they've knocked down that garbage pit, they should continue with the rest of the town! Not only the buildings but all the houses as well. I hate driving through Tynsgboro to go to the mall, I feel like a lower class piece of trash. They should make the town of Tynsboro into sports fields or schools where the kids of Westford can further themselves.
How many murders in Westford the past six months?
Maggie

Peabody, MA

#34 Apr 3, 2010
Taking down the Shur-Fine isn't going to help anything unless they make whomever it is that owns the church restore it. It's so sad standing there is disrepair.
echo

Tyngsboro, MA

#35 Apr 3, 2010
Westford Resident wrote:
Keep the cranes and bulldozers coming! Now you knocked down that they've knocked down that garbage pit, they should continue with the rest of the town! Not only the buildings but all the houses as well. I hate driving through Tynsgboro to go to the mall, I feel like a lower class piece of trash. They should make the town of Tynsboro into sports fields or schools where the kids of Westford can further themselves.
Funny , whenever I drive thru Westford , the only thing I see , are the school kids running in the streets, so I guess you do need to invest in some track fields , so the children don't have to run in the streets.
Townie Too

Tewksbury, MA

#36 Apr 3, 2010
It will always be Perham and Queen to me. Remember when the Post Office was in the back? Bill Farrow gave many teenagers their first jobs..
Helena Carey Kronick wrote:
When I was a kid the town center was very nice. Recently, both sides of the bridge are a disgrace. My mom grew up in Tyngsboro and when they built the new bridge was able to march across the old bridge, then the new bridge. And she spoke of Perham and Queens, then Farrows, then Clover Farm. I don't know anyone, except maybe newcomers, that would refer to that area as Shurfine area. I know the people of Tyngsboro would love to see the Church recieve a new paint job and tear down the other side of the bridge.
wheres downtown

Tewksbury, MA

#37 Apr 9, 2010
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text>
You know statements like that make me want to give up on society. Or at least just Massachusetts.
so funny cause it took us living here 6 mths to figure out there is no town center hahahahahah
Yo Man

Peabody, MA

#38 Apr 9, 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???
Colleen was on the Howie Carr show a few years ago talking about to repealing the bottle bill.
Frank

Windham, NH

#39 Apr 13, 2010
At one time, that store was number ONE in lottery sales in the state of Mass. It was a goldmine.
Then the last owners bought it, and turned it into a dark and unfriendly hole.
People told them that ripping out the front registers was a bad idea. People told them that having a huge empty space in the front of the store when you walked in was a bad idea. People told them that turning off over half the lights to save energy was a bad idea. And everyone told them that filling the store with that sickening sticky sweet incense smell was a VERY bad idea.
The new owners viewed each of these pieces if advice with suspicion and distrust.
Why do these people come here anyway?
OMG

Tyngsboro, MA

#40 Jun 7, 2010
You have to agree the state changing the traffic pattern might have contributed to the down fall.....
Frank wrote:
At one time, that store was number ONE in lottery sales in the state of Mass. It was a goldmine.
Then the last owners bought it, and turned it into a dark and unfriendly hole.
People told them that ripping out the front registers was a bad idea. People told them that having a huge empty space in the front of the store when you walked in was a bad idea. People told them that turning off over half the lights to save energy was a bad idea. And everyone told them that filling the store with that sickening sticky sweet incense smell was a VERY bad idea.
The new owners viewed each of these pieces if advice with suspicion and distrust.
Why do these people come here anyway?
Proud from Tyngsy

Lowell, MA

#41 Jun 7, 2010
Westford Resident wrote:
I feel like a lower class piece of trash.
Because you are. Everytime I drive through Westford,... oh wait, I don't. There's nothing worth going there for.

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