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Granville businesses want more street closures

February 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I had such great response to my previous post (thanks all urban planners out there, Lance, Michael and others) on the success of the Granville Mall during the Olympics that I wrote a story for the Globe too on it, which you can read here. As you’ll see in the story, downtown businesses, the mayor and police are all enchanted with how the street has become much more than just the under-40 club stroll the past week and a half.

I should also give credit to the team of Pechet + Robb, who also worked on the Granville Street redesign, which actually covered both the five blocks of the mall and another four blocks south of that. You can’t see a lot of their work on the street these days — the bendy metal street furniture and the basalt strips and glass embedded in the pavement — because of the crush of people on the street, but when everyone leaves Monday, take a look.

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