Visions for Vacancies: 1402 Centre Street

What should be done with this very visibly dilapidated corner of Weld and Centre streets?

The building at 1402 Centre Street is dilapidated, but the corner location is prime real estate - don't you think? 

Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, an article that asks residents what you think should go at vacant commercial locations.

This is a very visible spot in the Parkway nested on the border of West Roxbury and Roslindale at the intersection of Centre and Weld streets. It used to be the Weld American Auto Service, but no car has been fixed there for a long time.

Could a restaurant go there? Would you stop off there after getting off the VFW Parkway or through the rotary hell closer to the city?

Let us know what you want see in this vacant spot in the comments section below.

AJ October 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM
WR i general could use a live music venue, bowling alley, an art gallery, small public park with benches and a garden. Not sure what that space will be best for
Gary Chase November 01, 2012 at 12:16 PM
A live music venue is a great idea. It's too small for a bowling alley, even though we could use one of those too. I doubt that anyone would use it as a park, with the Arboetum so close. I hate to say this, but a Dunkin Donuts would make a killing at that location. A seasonal drive-in ice cream stand would be wonderful too.
Cynthia P. November 01, 2012 at 01:54 PM
The lot seems small for a live music venue, I have always thought a Dunkin Donuts would fit there if a drive-thru could be situated w/o a dangerous exit. But more important is this: the lot is contaminated with pollutants and should have been dealt with decades ago.


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