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Innovation Economy

Increasingly, tech firms are crossing river

Many nights, after the lawyers and architects have all gone home, and after the last filet has been flipped at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the lights remain on in the copper-clad dome of Old City Hall in Boston. Employees of Mobee, a start-up that makes a mobile app, tend to work late.

“When we leave at 1 or 2 a.m. it’s pretty quiet on School Street,” says Mobee founder Prahar Shah. “It’s fun to close the big ornamental doors behind me, and think about everyone who has done that over the years.” (The building opened in 1865, and it was home to Boston’s municipal government until 1969.)

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