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Something afoot

L. L. Bean announces a new store next to campus.

Mark Alden Branch ’86

Mark Alden Branch ’86

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When outdoor-gear retailer L. L. Bean announced it would open a store in New Haven’s Broadway district in April, it put its best foot forward. The company brought its “Bootmobile,” a rolling effigy of its well-known hunting boot, to Broadway for an appearance with Yale and New Haven officials. The new two-level store, scheduled to open in 2018, will occupy part of a new apartment building Yale is building for graduate students on a former Elm Street parking lot.

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