Thanks to reader RT for suggesting that we post an update regarding this property.

Currently, 701 Washington Boulevard contains a Dollar General, a carryout, and a beauty supply store.  The facade of the entire shopping center has been improved, broken windows have been replaced, and the overall appearance is much better.  They’re doing a decent job of taking care of the trash issue, although it does appear that the homeless camp has returned — on the Barre Street side.  We’re hoping the owners continue to monitor that situation along with the trash and vagrancy — the back of the shopping center is still a “hotspot” for drug activity, according to neighbors.

Two photos of the shopping center today:

701 Washington Boulevard, December 18, 2010
701 Washington Boulevard, December 18, 2010

You can read our previous posts on this property by clicking on the links below:

January 17, 2009

February 4, 2009

March 1, 2009

January 18, 2010