On temple place, off of Tremont near the Common is closing. This is an institution with drawer after drawer of buttons behind a counter. They also have yarn and knitting patterns and embroidery stuff and trim and ribbon and all sorts of notions
At one point they had 8 stores including North Shore Shopping Center and Burlington Mall. I lived very close to North Shore and bought tons of beads there as an elementary school student
I a sad to see them go. They seemed to do a good business in the last surviving store but I heard that the building owner wants to renovate.
If you're visiting you should stop by to catch a glimpse of the great old institution. It is the end of an era