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Boomerangs thrift shop to close in June

By Gazette staff

Boomerangs, a small chain of nonprofit thrift stores that has raised money to fight AIDS and for HIV services since the mid-90s, will close all three locations in June, including its store at 716 Centre St. in Jamaica Plan.

Its operator, Fenway Health, cited declining revenue as the reason for the imminent closure of the Boomerangs stores.

“For nearly 20 years, Boomerangs was an amazing success story, but for the last six years, it has seen significant financial losses,” according to a statement from Fenway Health. “Fenway [Health} simply cannot continue to absorb those losses year after year, so we have made the difficult decision to close Boomerangs. This decision is part of a series of changes being made to ensure Fenway Health continues to care for our community for years to come. AIDS Action as Fenway’s Public Health Division remains a central part of Fenway Health’s services.”

Boomerangs’ other two locations, also set to close next month, are located in the South End and Cambridge’s Central Square, respectively.

All three locations have stopped accepting donations in anticipation of their imminent closures.

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