The word I’m hearing from Boston real estate agents is that Figs, the flower shop on Charles Street, has just closed down.

The other Boston real estate news: the Beacon Hill Hammond Real Estate office will be closing down along with their existing Back Bay office. Apparently they’re going to combine both offices and relocate above the Starbucks on Beacon Hill.  Bottom line: there’s no walk in traffic.

My thoughts: if true, I applaud the Beacon Hill and Back Bay Hammond Real Estate office for making this gutsy move. Their new marketing platform, according to my source, uses their resources on Internet search engine optimization. In other words, forget physical storefronts and work on Internet storefronts.