Daily Draw: Pierpont Morgan Visconti Sforza Tarocchi Deck, Seven of Staves
Competition. A coffee chain is due to open in the village this week. Opinions (or interests) are divided. Two main camps: 'what will this mean for our independent coffee shops?' versus 'what will this add to the value of my house?'.
Those thinking ca-ching are likely to be disappointed. The arrival of a chain signals not so much the renaissance of an area value wise but the culmination of it.
I doubt the new place will be able to replicate the warm community atmosphere of the independents. Still it will be an alternative place for people to socialise (or bang on about house prices) in the evening besides the pubs and bars.
All there was, was money. Everything became money, and money became everything. Money treated us as if we were things, and we died.
Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015