We were in Rome last month and went to Eataly; first impressions were great design, huge assortments of products gleaned from all regions of Italy; but primarily Lazio. Wide open spaces both vertical and linear. As I walked around the 4,escalator accessed, floors passing piles of Italian packaged foods, observed the eager young employees busily and theatrically making fresh mozzarella, read the menus from the 10 or so places to get anything from a snack to a table cloth dinner, micro brewery, pasticceria, enoteca, etc. etc.
All at once I thought "how many small local neighborhood multi generational shops/stands/stalls etc. in Rome will this behemoth snuff out?
Just a thought...............................
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