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There are 9 comments on Remembering the Rim Man

  1. Please tell Edward Ellis that there are many of us who miss the “Ellis the Rim Man” sign!! I took a poll and 100% of the people I talked to who lived in Boston prior to 2001 remember and miss that great sign.

  2. Just gotta say, I LOVE these historical pieces about Comm Ave and the Back bay and generally the stuff around our campus. It’s really cool to see what used to be here decades ago…

  3. When we bought the building in 2001, we wanted to leave the sign up (it cost us $60K to take it down) but the local planning association made us take it down.

  4. Aww… Bring the sign back! Ellis, Citgo, the Dugout and the tiny greasy spoon diner will always symbolize our BU years. Everything is too homogenized on Comm Ave now.

  5. Riding by the old location outside of Packards Corner today (11-06-15) and thinking back to the days of shopping there in the mid 70,s and while heading to the South Shore on Mass. Ave., what is in front of us but a new Ford Transit with lettering on the rear that read: Ellis The Rim Man with a phone number in the 781 area code.
    Where are they located now? Is it the same company? Sure would like to know.

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