The Hidden Cost Of Losing Local Mom-And-Pop Businesses
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Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

What cannot be replaced by corporate chains is neighborhood character and variety.

There is much more to this article than first meets the eye: In a Tokyo neighborhood's last sushi restaurant, a sense of loss

"Eiraku is the last surviving sushi bar in this cluttered neighborhood of steep cobblestoned hills and cherry trees unseen on most tourist maps of Tokyo. Caught between the rarified world of $300 omakase dinners and the brutal...

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