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Proposed Starbucks is latest sign of shift for South Boston

In one corner we have the ultimate symbol of gentrification: Starbucks. In the other we have the neighborhood that has fought gentrification more loudly than anyone: South Boston.

Now the two are meeting, and no one is making a peep, except perhaps to say, “I’d prefer it were a Dunkin’,” as Derek Flood said Wednesday as he stood near the proposed site, the old Quiet Man Pub just next to Broadway Station.

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