Boomerangs on Centre Street in West Roxbury will close permanently on March 21, a victim of struggling sales, according to a spokesman for Fenway Health, which oversees the AIDS Action Committee, to which the small Boomerangs chain's profits go. The other Boomerangs stores, in Jamaica Plain, the South End and Central Square, will remain open.
We are incredibly grateful to the wonderful staff at the West Roxbury Boomerangs store, and to the West Roxbury community, which welcomed us warmly when we opened in 2009. Unfortunately, that particular Boomerangs store has consistently struggled to maintain profitability, in contrast to our three other locations, which remain popular and profitable. All 14 of the store’s employees have been offered employment at one of our three other Boomerangs locations.
Over the next seven weeks, items at the West Roxbury store will be sold off at steep discounts in order to empty the store before closing. We encourage our customers to continue to visit us at our other Boomerangs locations in Jamaica Plain, the South End, and Central Square, Cambridge.
Boomerangs replaced the former Decelle's department store.
People jonesing for thrift shopping in the area will still have the Home for Little Wanderers Thrift Shop of Boston on Corinth Street in Roslindale Square, the recently opened Treasures on Washington Street, also in Roslindale Square and Urban Renewals, which recently moved from Allston to American Legion Highway in Roslindale. There is also a Savers on VFW Parkway and the Reliable Trading Post on Park Street. But none of these stores have monthly themed window displays, let alone auctions for the stuff in the windows.