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The two mom and pop shops in this Springfield shopping center were replaced by a restaurant and chain bike store.

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Collectible Treasures and Wits End were long-time residents of Old Keene Mill Center in Springfield until about 10 years ago when these local mom and pop gift shops closed, and were replaced by a chain bike shop and a Thai restaurant.