Thankfully, West Roxbury's commercial districts are doing well - and you can read about the bright days ahead here.
But like anyplace in the world, businesses come and go. The reasons for closure vary just as much as businesses do.
This year West Roxbury said goodbye to several businesses including Timothy's Coffee - we barely knew you, Timothy.
One of my personal favorites that I was sad to see close was My Pinata. I've always appreciated the mother-and-daughter pair of Luisa and Maria Luisa Plasencia, both West Roxbury residents.
What West Roxbury business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Let us know in the comments section.