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Church Street Wins National Award

Sen. Patrick Leahy Sen. Patrick Leahy

Burlington, Vermont - October 8, 2008

Downtown Burlington is the recipient of a prestigious national award.

Senator Patrick Leahy joined city officials on the Church Street Marketplace on Wednesday. The Marketplace has been designated one of the "Ten Great Places in America" for 2008. The award comes from the American Planning Association.

"It's been a gathering spot, a social center for Vermonters for generations," Leahy said. "You come here and you see everybody you know. I've said this before, vibrant public marketplaces are a threshold to the world."

The Church Street Marketplace has famous company in the "Ten Best Places" award; New York's Central Park is also on the list.

Andy Potter - WCAX News

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