Tenant Susan Beamish on her back porch.
"You miss the backyard, and the people looking down from the porches. Twenty-five years from now, people won't even remember the old Newton Corner. They're eliminating everything that was here. The brass doorknobs, the old silver cash registers, the name of the store set in tiles on the sidewalk...these things will never come back. Now it's just slabs of concrete, with people hurrying in and out, and they keep the line moving. I don't know whether the cost of this new development -- not cost money-wise, but cost heart-wise -- is going to be worth it."
Sal Raguso, former owner of Mac's Smoke Shop.