Since long before the COVID pandemic began, developer David Bramble has been promising to get started on the first phase of a three-stage development on Bolton Hill’s north border that someday may include new market rate townhouse residences, 200 apartments, retail space and even a supermarket.
The family-run hardware store on McMechen Street survived the economic collapse of 2008, the Freddy Gray uprising and two years of COVID shutdowns and supply shortages, but Micky Fried, who runs the place, has posted going-out-of-business signs and said the store would close sometime in June.
Yavuz Goncu grew up in a prosperous and educated family, attended an American school in his native Turkey where classes were taught in English, and was among a relatively elite group of Turkish students able to study abroad.
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