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Closing leaves shoppers down in the Basement

Sylvia Amenta (left), a 61-year employee, chatted with longtime customer Maryan Surman yesterday at Filene's Basement. The store is closing for two years. Sylvia Amenta (left), a 61-year employee, chatted with longtime customer Maryan Surman yesterday at Filene's Basement. The store is closing for two years. (GEORGE RIZER/GLOBE PHOTO)
By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / September 4, 2007

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For bargain shoppers, it was the equivalent of the last Celtics game at the Boston Garden. The last plate of foie gras served at Maison Robert. Or the last time maestro Arthur Fiedler waved a baton at the Hatch Shell. (Full article: 574 words)

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