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Closing time

Local retail landscape is changing as chains shrink - and it's not over yet

A customer peers into the window of Linens 'n Things in Burlington, which closed after the chain filed for bankruptcy. A customer peers into the window of Linens 'n Things in Burlington, which closed after the chain filed for bankruptcy. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / November 30, 2008

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NEWTON - Bundled against the cold, the human billboards are out on the weekends at both ends of Needham Street, their bold-colored, bold-lettered signs - STORE CLOSING! EVERYTHING MUST GO! - pronouncing the end of Tweeter and Linens 'n Things, where an acre of combined shopping space is being liquidated of merchandise. (Full article: 1222 words)

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