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Downtown Crossing, Boston

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Downtown Crossing is a shopping district within downtown Boston, Massachusetts, located east of Boston Common, west of the Financial District, south of Government Center, and north of Chinatown and the old Combat Zone. It features large department stores as well as restaurants, souvenir sellers, general retail establishments, and street vendors. The Downtown Crossing MBTA station lies in the center of the district.

The district gets its name from the intersection of Washington Street with Winter and Summer Streets. Historically, the district was anchored by two department stores, Jordan Marsh and Filene's which stood opposite each other at the intersection. While both stores have since been bought by other chains and no longer exist, the district continues to be a major pedestrian shopping area, with the area of Washington, Winter, and Summer streets surrounding the intersection closed to most vehicular traffic; pedestrians may walk freely in the street.
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  • ….A PLEASANT AREA TO WANDER. Many cities have done the CBD walking street thing, so it is no surprise that BOSTON, one of the more visitor-friendly locations, has done the same. Ground zero of...  more »
  • There are a lot of typical stores here, eg, Macy’s, but definitely stop at Primark. I believe this is a store in England that has opened in Boston. Clothes are not the best quality like at Macys but.....  more »

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