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Bean on Broadway

A piece of Maine in Yale’s neighborhood.

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

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There was a time when Yalies had to make a road trip to Freeport, Maine—or wait for a package at Yale Station—if they wanted a pair of those classic rubber-bottomed L. L. Bean “duck boots” to get them through a slushy New Haven winter. But in August, the venerable supplier to outdoorspeople (and would-be outdoorspeople) opened a two-story store in New Haven’s Broadway retail district. The store occupies part of the first two floors of a new dormitory for graduate students.

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