Tuesday, February 1, 2011
One can imagine many scenarios as to what happened on this spot. Did the proprietor of the Boulangerie de l'Hotel de Ville pass away and there was no one willing to take on his business? Or was it more sinister than that -- a new concept of fast food and faster profits comes in and sweeps out the old tenant? I can only hope, sad as it may be, that it was the former. I learned after taking this picture that this was the first location of Pomme de Pain, a French chain that now serves over 12 million customers annually. I guess they knew their market.