Big box retailers leave space for the taking

Work crews demolish the former Bradlees store<br>in Somerset on Rt. 6. The store closed in 2000.
Work crews demolish the former Bradlees store
in Somerset on Rt. 6. The store closed in 2000.
On the day after Christmas in December 2000, 9,800 employees of Bradlees Stores Inc. were told that they would be losing their jobs because the Braintree, Mass.-based retailer was closing its doors forever. Along with sending hundreds of Bay State and Ocean State residents to the unemployment line, the closure left thousands of square feet…

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