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North End Segway firm might soon have to scoot

City cites zoning problem; company still defiant

A company that runs Segway rentals and tours in the North End has long been feuding with neighbors over where the two-wheeled vehicles can operate. But now, the business is in jeopardy of losing the prestigious Commercial Street location where it has been since 2011.

The city has deemed it illegal for the company, formerly called Boston Gliders, to operate at 420 Commercial St., a former gas station at a busy corner in the North End. The company, now called Boston By Segway, must find another home.

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