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Pushcart Pushback

Craig Kaplan is one of many push-cart vendors at Downtown Crossing. (Ava Aguado/WBUR)

Craig Kaplan is one of many push-cart vendors at Downtown Crossing. (Ava Aguado/WBUR)

This week Mayor Menino gave the puschcart vendors at Downtown Crossing a 60-day extension.   That might give them — and the Business Improvement District — time to work out their differences — and an opportunity to work together.

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Craig Kaplan, pushcart vendor at Downtown Crossing.

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Boston Globe “Pushcarts are perfectly compatible with the kinds of luxury residences, new retail shops, and first-rate office space now in the planning stages or under construction downtown. Small kiosks and pushcarts help to break up the urban landscape. And shoppers who browse the carts are often inclined to continue their journey into nearby stores. Pushcarts are good for business overall and contribute to the urban buzz.”


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