Thursday, June 25, 2015

Future of Thurston Spa in Somerville Up in the Air After Owner's Death

A sandwich shop in Somerville that has been in business for approximately 60 years is now facing an uncertain future after the death of its owner.

The Somerville Journal is reporting that Jerry LaFee of Thurston Spa on Medford Street passed away last week, leaving behind two surviving daughters and two grandchildren. The article says that the daughters aren't sure at this point in time what they will do with the shop, with one possibility being to sell it to someone who might want to keep it open; one of LaFee's friends says that he would consider purchasing the store and having someone else run it. LaFee bought Thurston Spa about 27 years ago from its original proprietor, according to the Journal.

Thurston Spa is located at the corner of Medford Street and Thurston Street on the outer edge of Magoun Square.

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