Another wrote of “waiting in line for a special Beanie Baby.”
“I bought my first lottery ticket here and won $100,’’ was another entry in the book.
“I love this place,” said Kathleen Schnicker, who grew up in Medfield and now lives in Ashland. “Every day after school we all met at the soda fountain, and ate a brownie and had a vanilla Coke,” she said. “We’d tell our parents we were going to the library.”
She hadn’t been to Lord’s in years, she said, but like many others who have heard the news, she called an old friend and drove over.
“I had to come and have a cup of coffee with my friend,” said Ray Croteau, his arm around Schnicker. He drove from Hampton, N.H., to sit at the lunch counter one last time.
“We love this place, and it’s the same as it’s always been,” he said.
After their father’s death, Kelly and Kelly-Lavin said the time was right to move on. Business is still good, they said, but they accepted an offer from Salvatore Capital Partners of Dedham and finalized the sale at the first of the year. The company has not yet made public what it plans for the site, which includes the 10,000-square-foot store and parking lot in back.
“Over the years we’ve had a lot of offers, but the time is right now,” Kelly said. “It’s sad, but we’re walking away with nothing but good memories, and a lot of them.’’
Ellen Ishkanian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.