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Mini "Haymarket" in Dtown Crossing?

4/09/2009 12:01:00 AM
I just read a mini-blurb in the Globe about a suggestion that the big gaping hole in Downtown Crossing be filled in and used as a market. That is an AWESOME idea!

Councilor at Large Michael F. Flaherty, a candidate for mayor, is suggesting in a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority that the developers of the stalled redevelopment of the Filene's site at Downtown Crossing be required to cover the hole that remains and turn the area over to the Boston Public Market Association, which wants to create a daily food market in the city. Flaherty said allowing the site to be used as a temporary location for the market could help bring more visitors to the distressed retail district. He offered the proposal in a letter to BRA director John Palmieri over the weekend.

So I guess it would be like a mini haymarket? Folks would set up booths? That would be great because honestly there are some Saturday mornings that I just don't want to roll out of bed to get fruits/veggies. And if do punk out, I hafta wait a whole nother week to go back.

Since folks are making suggestions for Downtown Crossing, can I throw mine in? Please turn the closed down Barnes & Nobles into a Trader Joes. That would be great. Thanks.

Click (here) for the blurb.

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1 Response to "Mini "Haymarket" in Dtown Crossing?"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Gee, isn't the Boston Public Market coming back to Dewey Square? I live in the Leather District and we've been working to bring them back there, along with the Mayor's Office. I asked one of the Board members about Flaherty and was told, "he never called us". So much for transparency ....

    Posted on 4/9/09, 8:39 AM


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