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Mass. Businesses Cash In On Royal Wedding

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Massachusetts ignited a revolution against the British monarchy. On Friday, its businesses are free to make a buck off of it.

Friday morning's royal wedding in London has meant brisk business for some Massachusetts retailers.

At Salmagundi, a hat store in Jamaica Plain, owner Jessen Fitzpatrick had a busy week. He’s been topping, as he calls hat sales, mostly women, who’re dressing up for early morning tea parties.

"At first I thought it was… you know you look at it and, this is strange!" he said. "But I think it’s cool."

And... could England run on Dunkin' on this wedding day? The Massachusetts doughnut chain is selling heart-shaped pastries. And lots of local restaurants are opening early for British breakfasts.

This program aired on April 29, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Curt Nickisch Twitter Business & Technology Reporter
Curt Nickisch was formerly WBUR's business and technology reporter.

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