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Park Café's move to cashless part of larger shift toward cash-free business

Park Café's move to cashless part of larger shift toward cash-free business

After being held up at gunpoint for the fifth time in four months, the Park Cafe & Coffee Bar made a radical change for a business that relies on small transactions.

A sign on the Bolton Hill cafe's door explains: "Due to the recent robberies and continued crime in the neighborhood we are no longer accepting cash."

A day after being robbed Jan. 20, the Park Cafe began only accepting credit and debit payments. Although it began as a temporary measure to ward off robberies, owner David Hart said he now doesn't see the cafe taking cash again.

"Going cashless for me was something that I felt forced into," he said, "and yet now that I've made that...

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