Primarily a pedestrian shopping zone, "Midtown" is the area of Boston comprised primarily of the Downtown Crossing area, overlapping slightly with Government Center. Its historic buildings now house a mix of department stores, fashion and discount chains, souvenir shops and other specialty retailers. Street vendors selling food and knick-knacks and commuters from 2 subway stations add to the daytime hustle. Office workers frequent casual lunch spots and bars. Many Bostonians--myself included--don't really think this neighborhood exists as defined here, but our Multiple Listings Service has a specific area defined for it, so I'm including it here. It is, for all intents and purposes, the same as "Downtown".