1.4 min readBy Published On: September 29th, 2022Categories: Living4 Comments on Southie Real Estate News: Cumberland Farms building sold

More changes for the neighborhood

Even though it underwent a major renovation a few years back, Cumberland Farms at the corner of L and 5th will most likely be closing soon.  Word on the street – and confirmation from the relator – the building located at 628 East Fifth Street is under agreement with a closing coming up in October.

According to “someone in the know” – an employee at the convenience store told a customer that they would, in fact, be closing the store in a few weeks.

As to what will be replace the building, we have a feeling it will be a four story building with commercial on the bottom. Will Cumby’s open on the ground level? We’re guessing not but who’s to say!

No more quick trips for a half-gallon of milk or to play your numbers!  And what will Chris do? Chris – a local neighbor – is often spotted sitting out front with dog treats and a bowl of water for his furry friends.  He’ll sometimes even “dog-sit” while you run inside. Remember this heart-warming story between Chris and Paul the Doodle Pearce? 

Here’s the original listing below

Existing 2,479 SF building with three designated parking spaces

+ Located in South Boston, one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods

+ Area attractions all within walking distance include The Broadway, Starbucks, Capo Restaurant & Supper Club, Fat Baby, Lincoln Tavern, Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, and many more

+ Zoned within South Boston Neighborhood District and Multi-Family Residential/Local Services subdistrict

+ 0.3 miles to M and L Street beaches (seven-minute walk)

+ Less than one mile from the bustling Seaport District

+ Under a ten-minute drive to the Boston Logan Airport



  1. Joe Cappuccio September 30, 2022 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Last of the blue collar stores. Soon ivy league city hall will have us all gone from the neighborhood.

  2. Yuppy Hater October 2, 2022 at 4:02 am - Reply

    That’s what they have been working on for years. Break up the old Southie because it was a true neighborhood. We all knew each other, Sat out on our door stoops at night and talked to each other. And if someone had a problem ,everyone would pitch in and help out. Unfortunately those days are gone now and all the yuppies have bought out all the good people. Pretty soon they will be changing the name from South Boston to yuppyville. So sad. I was born and raised there and loved every minute of it. But then I moved out because of forced bussing. I would never come back now, even if they offered me a home for nothing.

  3. John Delorey October 3, 2022 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    cris needs a job )

  4. Colleen October 3, 2022 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    So you haven’t lived here since the 70s but you are mad about yuppies? Busing was nearly 50 years ago. There is no big plan to steal South Boston – people get old, children grow up, families sell their property (for a lot of money). Things change, it’s part of life, nothing stays the same.

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