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A slice of Allston transformed

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The grungy old industrial garages and warehouses that lined two blocks in Allston have vanished. In their place: 200 new, luxury, ecofriendly apartments, 100 more opening soon, with one-bedroom units going for up to $2,100 a month. The tenants include doctors, lawyers, and computer engineers.

Soon the bar around the corner, a longtime haunt for neighborhood twentysomethings, will be replaced by a to-be-determined “high-end” business or “something more tame,” as the new owner puts it.

This slice of Allston, bordering Brookline, is growing up.

Although the change has been confined to the small area so far, it is raising the specter that gentrification may be creeping into a neighborhood long defined as a haven for college students, young artists, and cheap living.

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