Re: A familiar story, By Eric Smillie, Aug 29 - Sep 5, Vol 10, No 33
In general, I have no objection to American-style shops and restaurants unless they replace the traditional Slovak ones like the Atlantis cukráreň, the predecessor of this new bagel shop, where generations of Bratislava inhabitants could enjoy its famous cakes and ice cream deserts. It is a pity and a shame what happens to traditional Bratislava sweetshops and patisseries called cukrárne - most of them are slowly but surely being replaced by fast-food spots, banks, or boutiques. Goodbye, Atlantis! A lot of Bratislava kids and adults will miss you.
6. Sep 2004 at 0:00