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Downtown Crossing to shutter pushcart program

A Downtown Crossing business group is shutting down the pushcart program that has operated for more than three decades, angering many of the 27 vendors who stuck it out through lean times in the shopping district, now in the midst of a dramatic makeover.

Rosemarie Sansone, president of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, a group of property owners in the area, said its consultants are working on plans to launch a smaller and better pushcart program next year. Meantime, the current crop of merchants — who sell fruits and vegetables, hats, handbags, and other goods — have until the end of this month to push their carts someplace else.

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