Man, if my landlord put me on a month-to-month lease I would try to keep my bags packed at all times.
I confess that since the day it opened I've been trotting past Mr. Anderson's Edge of the Circle without once being tempted to go in. It's always been a thing to pass on my way to Video Vertigo (aged scenester reference), Martin-Zambito (RIP Christian Martin Hoff), Babeland, Hiney Hole (typo but I like it), Ayutthaya, etc. Supernatural retail has just never appealed to me, whether mystical or Christian. (Does the Ave still offer spaces for occult shops?) So if Babeland were to move a few yards down to that highly visible Boylston corner spot I would be very happy for them.
The owner/manager folks do live on the hill, too, in the same leafy bit Dan and Terry do between Volunteer Park and St. Joe's. (Much as I admire the writer's “I hear y'all not from hereabouts" question.) But their business is to attract investors, maybe even from NEW YORK CITY or even FOREIGN LANDS, so nothing guarantees they might not make an unpleasing tenant choice. Fingers crossed they don't go off the deep end.
And what about that big retail right across Boylston from Edge of the Circle where Dr. Jen recently called it quits, muttering some bullshit about our new mimimum wage laws forcing her to pay Ph.Ds
too much? Any word on what might go in there?