I do. So I was really bummed when I checked my email Monday night to find this from my baby bro.
Filene’s Basement in Hyannis is closing. Damn, damn, damn!
Whenever we visit the family on the Cape, the Dearly Beloved and I always make a stop at Filene’s Basement. Yeah, I know it has nothing to do with the store that made the name famous, the store that was a mecca in Boston, the store that saw half-naked women duke it out over bridal gowns.
But I always found something good there, and I don’t even like to shop. A gorgeous Bulgari tie…Fairway & Greene golf shirts…cashmere pullovers…Tommy Bahama shorts. Dirt cheap!!!
And though there are plenty of Connecticut folks on the Cape, I could shop there knowing that chances were slim someone would look at me and say, “What are you doing here?” I get that a lot at the local Marshalls.
Hey, I like a bargain as much as anyone else. And the one place where I actually looked forward to shopping is closing.
Damn, damn, damn!