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Hanover Street piazza bid has legs

Plan would close route to traffic

The proposal aims to draw more tourists to Hanover Street. At first, it would be closed only on the weekends. But officials eventually want to seal it off to car traffic permanently.
The proposal aims to draw more tourists to Hanover Street. At first, it would be closed only on the weekends. But officials eventually want to seal it off to car traffic permanently. (Globe Staff Photo / Evan Richman) Globe Staff Photo / Evan Richman
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / September 2, 2006

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A Boston city councilor, backed by tourism officials and the mayor, wants to convert the North End's famous Hanover Street into an Italian piazza, with strolling violinists, artist stalls and waiters with Valpolicella and espressos scurrying to customers at tables in the middle of the street. (Full article: 870 words)

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