During these economic times, businesses come and go all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.
It was another year of welcomes and farewells for Back Bay businesses. Although many stores and restaurants have opened in the Back Bay in 2012, there have been some noted departures. In March, JP Licks left after losing its lease at 352 Newbury St. Charley's Saloon at 284 Newbury shuttered in September and just last month the Upper Crust at 222 Newbury St. abruptly closed after filing for bankruptcy. TELL US: What Back Bay business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Share with us in the comments section below.
Having to close down for the day could mean millions of dollars in losses for the neighborhood.
Despite the power outage for Tuesday night's fire at the Hilton Garage, a handful of Back Bay businesses have remained open and are welcoming customers in the dark. "We're open," said Jim Hill of Kitchenwares on Newbury Street. "We've got the candles going and people are shopping." Dependable Cleaners, at 110 and 316 are also welcoming customers. They've offered to assist anyone who has smoke or soot on their clothing. "We are also available to provide pick up if that's easier as everyone cleans up from this disaster," said manager Ana Gomes. John Schachter & Associates is closed, but plans to contact customers who need their assistance for the March 15th corporate tax deadline. "Obviously it's never good to lose a day of business," said …