Newbury Street In Boston Closed To Cars For "Open Newbury Street"

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — One of Boston’s most popular shopping destinations is asking visitors to leave their cars at home.

Newbury Street was closed to cars on Sunday between 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and will remain closed for the next two Sundays, as part of the city's "Open Newbury Street" program.

Tom Army is the District Manager at J.P. Licks, and said getting rid of the cars is actually a relief:

"I'm happy to give up the two spots in front of my establishment in order to make this zone pedestrian-only," he said.

Art vendors, local shops, and even live music packed the street that would usually be busy with cars.

Jasmine Hearst couldn't be happier — she was selling sea moss in front of her cousin's salon.

"It's giving me chills, I'm so excited — I'm from Boston, so this is my home," Hearst said.

Vendors who want to participate in the event in August need to have a brick-and-mortar location on Newbury Street.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports:

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