Anyway. He said he wondered what was going into the former Citgo (and many, many, many other gas brands) station on Mass Ave across from the AAA/Starbucks/etc. A little research turned up an address, and a little more research found this:
(Real risk that I could dump arbitrary amounts of time into exploring a site like eznotice.com. Which I am carefully not doing, because I'm going to go to bed soon. When I moved to the East Coast late in 2003, I said, self, there are no WaMu branches around here. Self, you need a new bank with free checking and widely available ATMs. I settled upon Bank of New Hampshire, which then became Banknorth and is now TD Bank. They have never gotten rid of the free checking, so I'm still with them, and I _really like_ the whole fast-food approach to banking they seem to subscribe to (cheap gifts for the kiddies, stunningly convenient hours and a human resources emphasis on Smiling at the Customers). More specifically, the kids like the lollipops, particularly the green ones.
More or less since I moved to this town, the branch in Concord has been telling us that there will shortly be a branch here. I didn't necessarily believe them: it can take a while to make a new branch happen and you just never know when corporate headquarters will decide to retrench. I was seriously contemplating switching to a different bank, as there are several in walking distance.
The temptation to do that has now vanished: this is definitely walking distance, altho I'm more likely to stop on the bike while on my way to Roche Bros.
ETA: OOOOH, and look at _this_:
I hope the Board of Select* said yes: Bueno Y Sano Acton in the former Harmony Market/Cafe location would be _amazing_.
My life is good but it is about to get better.