Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Moment to Mourn

I was in Boston over the long weekend, and found myself at Quincy Market/ Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The weather was gorgeous, I was in a good mood, so I thought I would give in and get myself that lime green tortilla warmer at Crate and Barrel that I recently passed up. Fun, right? Something to keep me in a good mood should our luck with good weather run out. And not only is it in my color palette, but with all the Mexican food I’ve been making lately, it would come in handy, right? And really, it’s only $12.95. (Perhaps you agree with Deanna that it would be a gratuitous purchase?...)

And there I found myself staring at Kraft paper taped to the inside of the windows that used to hold wonderful and colorful displays. There I stood in front of a store that no longer was. My heart sank.

This Faneuil Hall Marketplace store was a part of my history, my life in Boston, the place I became better friends with Candyce, and where I met and became friends with Scott. It’s where my addiction to plates and bowls and vases and glasses took root and my issues with appropriate tissue wrapping were born. I remember the creaky wooden floors and the crammed storage room and the countless times I climbed up and down stairs to get something from the stock room or to bring something down to the tiny shipping counter. I really loved working there as much as I loved the merchandise. And now it is closed.

I logged on today, just to make sure it was true, in hope of maybe finding out they’re just refinishing those creaky wood floors. But that was wishful thinking. The C&B store locator listed this:

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
140 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109

Now Closed.
We invite you to shop our larger home store at 777 Boylston Street, featuring our entire housewares and furniture collections.

Rest in peace. Thanks for the memories.


Amy said...

So sad!!!

Tam said...

Oh that actually made me sad and I don't even have any memories there!

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