Sometimes the little guy wins. That was the case this week, when the property manager of Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace dropped its plans to charge street performers for the right to perform there.
The New York-based management company — AAC — wanted to charge buskers as much as $2,500 a year — outraging street performers, who said fees like that would force them out of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. But late Wednesday, the company backed down.
"After careful consideration and a series of good faith discussions, AAC and Faneuil Hall Marketplace Management has decided to forego the implementation of management fees for our street performers," said General Manager Kristen Keefe. "We recognize the important role that arts and culture play in Boston, and that the performers create a lively entertaining experience for visitors."
- "The property manager of Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace is dropping its plan to charge street performers a fee for the right to perform at the popular tourist destination."
This segment aired on May 21, 2015.