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Let the supermarket wars continue - Paris Franprix

If you are travelling to Paris you may be interested to know that all the supermarkets appear to be going thru some kind of transition. No longer happy to just sell you grocery items now they want to tempt you with free phone re-charging, eating areas, gourmet coffee & even a place to pump up your bicycle tyres Auchan has been going on a rampage updating everything in their supermarkets & now Franprix is also following suit.The new store that is leading the way is in the 11eme on the Rue de Montreuil So let me just copy & paste here. I could re-write all this but what’s the point when I could be working on updating Antibes!   “The brand wanted to focus on catering, ultra-fresh, the best to eat ... with a new living space offering hot snacking (pizza, croque-monsieur, chorizo ​​bread, quiches), a Dessert bar (cookies, brownies, buns ...), a salad bar and many more, to eat on the spot or take away. Another novelty: the French plate which offers every day a gourmet and balanced…

What is happening in Juan les Pins now & what is happening next year

Ok, let me try & make sense of this document for you. I have done my best with the extremely dry nature of an official document and have only included the main points I think you may be interested in.  1. The beach/restaurants of the Juan les Pins area are/were the first to be demolished. The area they were in,are to remain public for season 2018. Work will commence in winter for the mix of removable & permanent fixtures 2. Concern is for narrow nature of the beach therefore the beach area is having some works done to ensure no further degradation of the beach & costal / ocean area,ie widening the beach, like they are in Cannes 3. Restaurants on the beach ( in the future) will need to be informed prior to storms etc , so they can pull down their fixtures ( they should be able to fold away).This is to minimize damage to the beach & themselves   4. I won’t bore you, but general waste management will be improved so there is no danger of accidents in the future & the pier/…