Vinfen, a social-services agency, plans to move a Brookline "clubhouse" that provides day services for people recovering from mental illness - including an arts-based program - into the former Droubi Bros. space on South Street.
The space has been vacant since Droubi Bros. - which once made fresh pita in a large oven there - moved to a new storefront on Washington Street, on the other side of Adams Park.
Vinfen spokesperson Erin Tighe said Vinfen hopes to open the new Webster House in Roslindale on Sept. 1, 2017. Webster House provides:
Supports geared toward employment, education, social activities and relationships, life skill development, housing, connecting to community resources, health and wellness, arts-based rehabilitation, and advocacy. The focus of Webster House is on self-help, peer support, and empowerment of its membership, with staff and members working side by side to manage all of the Clubhouse operations and governance.
Tighe said the landlord had already cleared the space to the bare walls - including removing the pita oven - before Vinfen began looking at the property.