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Hub developer Ronald Druker is free to demolish the former Shreve, Crump & Low property, after a judge rejected an appeal by residents who have tried for years to keep the wrecking ball away from the Back Bay building.

Massachusetts Land Court Judge Karyn Scheier dismissed the residents’ challenge of the Boston Landmarks Commission’s vote in November to not accept a petition seeking special protection for the building.

The judge ruled the residents had “no right of appeal” under state law because the commission had never made a “designation” or “determination” for the 330 Boylston St. building overlooking the Public Garden.

Developer Ron Druker has proposed a nine-story, $120 million mixed-use project with retail on the first floor and offices, above

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My thoughts: I’m pro development, but with that said, I think it’s sad that the developer can’t some how move forward with his plans and save this 105 year old Back Bay building.

File Under: Wishful thinking.

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