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Boston area shops closed during manhunt

Published April 19, 2013

BOSTON, MA (BRAIN) — Bike shops near Boston were closed Friday during a manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing.

Landry's Boston store was closed, while the retail chain's locations in Natick, Norwood and Westborough were open, according to an email from the store. Other area stores, including Cambridge Bicycle, Belmont Wheelworks and Ace Wheelworks, announced on their websites and via Facebook and Twitter that they were closed Friday. 
 
Boston's mayor asked residents to stay indoors with their doors locked and for businesses to stay closed Friday. The city also shut down its public transportation system overnight.
 
"We apologize for any inconvenience, but we want to keep our Boston staff and customers safe during this challenging time.  Take care and be strong, Boston!" read an email from Landry's to its customers Friday.
 
The manhunt was centered in Watertown, which is the home of high-end bike maker Seven Cycles. The company posted on its Twitter account Friday morning, "Thanks all for your thoughts this morning. Seven is closed, and all are safe."

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