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In Allston, 'Closed' is the sign of the times

Larry Friedman closed his Allston hardware store after 10 years on Harvard Avenue. ''Our business was changing and going down, and the rents were high,'' Friedman said. Larry Friedman closed his Allston hardware store after 10 years on Harvard Avenue. ''Our business was changing and going down, and the rents were high,'' Friedman said. (BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / March 26, 2009

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First the Korean video store closed. Weeks later, the nearby Indian restaurant followed suit, as did a popular Middle Eastern cafe, a burrito spot, and a neighborhood hardware store. (Full article: 727 words)

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