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Charles Street will be closed to cars this Sunday so shoppers can roam free

Charles Street will be closed to cars on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, for the inaugural Open Charles Street.
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Charles Street will be closed to cars on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, for the inaugural Open Charles Street.

Fans of Open Newbury Street will want to head to Charles Street this Sunday.

On Sunday, all five blocks of the Beacon Hill street will become a pedestrian-only walkway for the first-ever Open Charles Street, the Charles River Esplanade tweeted Wednesday.

Charles Street, a shopping mecca lined with tony boutiques and restaurants that starts at Boston Common and curves north toward the Longfellow Bridge interchange, will be closed to cars from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The event is planned by the city of Boston with support from the Beacon Hill Civic Association and the Beacon Hill Business Association.

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