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Activity at High and Washington streets in downtown Dedham.
Activity at High and Washington streets in downtown Dedham. (Photos By Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) Photos By Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Downtowns vs. lifestyle centers

Open-air retail developments raise worries among traditional merchants

By Robert Preer
Globe Correspondent / December 9, 2006

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Lifestyle centers are one of the hottest trends in retailing -- open-air shopping developments that try to look like traditional downtowns, with wide sidewalks, outdoor cafes, entertainment, and, in some cases, housing and offices above shops. (Full article: 732 words)

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