Boston Commons, an assisted living facility in South Boston, is closing its doors soon.
An employee confirmed on Sunday afternoon that April 11 would be the last day of operation at Boston Commons.
Located at 1146 N. Main St., Boston Commons has been in operation for approximately 36 years.
The Virginia Department of Social Services lists Boston Commons as a provisionally licensed assisted living facility with a capacity of 50 residents.
In the early 1980s, a group of investors including Gloria Fleig, John Burton, the late Don Burton, Rodney Wilborn, Norris Hagretin and Ted Bennett and recognized a need for the assisted living residency and formed Boston Commons in the location of the former South Boston General Hospital.
“They all had a role in it, and it was a Gloria’s idea. Gloria saw the need for something like this in the area because she had aging parents. They all thought it was a good idea,” the late former administrator of Boston Commons, Billy McGhee Jr., said in a September 2018 interview with The Gazette-Virginian commemorating the 35th anniversary of Boston Commons.
No further information about the closure of Boston Commons was available as of press time Sunday.