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No fireworks, small crowds as 2020 limps to a close – The Age

This was the way 2020 ended in Melbourne: not with a bang but a whimper.

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However people still tried to make the best of it, as some of the city’s laneways were transformed into temporary al fresco dining spots as part of the City of Melbourne’s Street Feasts initiative.
“It’s fabulous, we got such a surprise when we came down the street,” said Julie Hunt from Strathmore, who was dining under the canopy outside Pellegrini’s.
Despite the bad news on Thursday, Ms Hunt said there was a bit of optimism in the air that things would improve in 2021.
“I don’t think 2020 was…

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