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Filene’s leasing deal, restart of project nearing

In downtown Boston, it is simply known as the hole.

The former Filene’s property, with a construction crater two stories deep, has been a scourge on the city’s central shopping area for five years, defying the wave of recovery that has sprayed the city with new towers and renovated buildings.

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