Iconic discount store demolished in Shrewsbury

Spag's: Spag’s was a discount department store based in Shrewsbury. With a loyalty to local brands, Spag’s was a Massachusetts favorite upon opening in 1934 until its closure in 2004. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

Demolition began Monday on the well-known Spag’s building on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, The Boston Globe reports.

The site of the “Where your cash buys you more’’ discount store, which drew generations of shoppers in Central Massachusetts, will be converted to a 375,000-square-foot mixed housing and retail space, which will include a Whole Foods.

The store, founded by Anthony “Spag’’ Borgatti, operated until 2013, selling household goods at low prices.

Read the full Globe story here.

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