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Waterfront not tailor made for Louis Boston; will shut this summer

The Globe reports the owner of the high-end clothing store is throwing in the towel because the owner of its Northern Avenue land wants the space for development and she decided to retire, rather than sign a long-term lease to move into a building next door.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Sam's, the restaurant inside the clothing store, however, will remain open.

Louis, 85 years old, moved to the waterfront in 2010 from the historic building that now houses Restoration Hardware.

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You almost have to wonder if the Globe has the same invisible, mystery editor that Boston.com does [I know, I know they will kick you in the teeth if you try to connect the two these days even though they are still in everyone's mind, and for all practical purposes, the same thing]. I wonder because the article contains, verbatim, the same text passages twice over. Is someone getting paid per word for copy? Or is there no editor at the helm?

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... how is the restaurant going to stay open?

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Maybe the restaurant operators took him up on the offer.

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No, not Louis Boston. I'm talking about the beautiful building in the Back Bay that used to be the home to the Boston Society for Natural History. Now it's been reduced to housing a place that sells taupe paint and silly tchotchkes.

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I could never afford Louis Boston. But I like the idea of Boston hosting local retailers, including upscale stores.

Unfortunately our local stores have given way to national chains. Slowly we are becoming a retail "everytown". Soon there will be no difference between Boston and Dallas, Miami, Chicago, etc. You can already see that at Quincy Market.

I understand that the Seaport district is the new hot spot in town. But despite all the development, it was never on anyone's radar as a retail destination. Other parts of town would have welcomed Louis with open arms, and it might have been a better fit for them.

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