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Wayland's vacant lot on 317 Boston Post Rd. held a Whole Foods until it moved to Sudbury. The move was announced in 2015, and the lot has been empty since.

Town retail plummets as e-commerce become the new normal

The times are changing, and hallmarks of the American economy are disappearing by the year. Wayland stores have not been unaffected by the technological advances pervading traditional commerce. WSPN reporters Remmi Shaw, Jonathan Zhang, Allie Nunn and Emily Staiti investigate the changes in the town.

A fight to persist as the new overtakes the old in the commerce industry
Recent business closures ripple through Wayland (13 photos)
Student opinions on town retail
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