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West Concord 5 and 10 D

The West Concord 5 & 10 is a family-owned business that has been an integral part of the Commonwealth Avenue business area since 1935.  Started that year by Pasqualie Miele, the business prospered and in 1951 was sold to John and Julia Forbes.  The business has been owned by the Forbes family for the past seventy years.  The store has had three homes during this time.  The first was the current location of Master Dog Grooming, the second the site of the Walden Italian Kitchen and Debra's Natural Gourmet, and in 1959 the current location.

In the early 1950's West Concord had several major light industries, and the area was home to numerous truck farms.  The West Concord 5 & 10 catered to the needs of these businesses and families with the little things that make factories and homes function.  Over the years light industry gave way to small businesses with creative new products.  The farms were sold to developers and now houses abound where there once were fields.  The West Concord 5 & 10 still caters to the varied needs of the new and old community.

The typewriter ribbons and carbon paper of the early days have given way to printer cartridges and paper (ribbons and carbon paper are still sold).  The Pyrex coffee pots have been replaced by coffee makers.  Needle and thread are still available, but Velcro and fabric glue are equal sellers today.  Checkers, the Uncle Wiggly game and marbles were popular then.  They are still popular today along with multitudes of other toys and games.

The West Concord 5 & 10 has been a multiple generation store for years.  You'll find the little, and some of the not so little, things which make life go round-and-round at the store.  It serves a community renowned for its appreciation of history and commitment.

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