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The end of a yarn shop

After 77 years, Windsor Button is closing up, leaving faithful customers upset over the passing of a Boston crafting tradition

Marcia Trementozzi and her daughter, Lindsay, scoured the color-dotted aisles of Windsor Button for the perfect shade of blue yarn earlier this week, knowing it might be their final ­visit to the 77-year-old Downtown Crossing store.

The shop at 35 Temple Place is closing once the inventory is sold off at discounted prices, according to its owners. As the news of Windsor Button’s demise has spread, knitters and crafters from across the region — many of them decades-long customers — have been coming to stock up on materials and mourn the loss of one of the last independent yarn and crafts stores in New England.

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