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Armenia: Beloved Indoor Market, Now Shuttered, Faces Demolition

Are elected officials in Yerevan trying to take any local color out of the city's food scene? That certainly seems to be the case. Last year, the city's mayor issued a ban on street vendors -- many of them fruit and vegetable sellers -- in an effort to "clean up" Yerevan. More worrisome for Yerevan residents, it now looks like local leaders are turning a blind eye while the city's well-known indoor market, the now shuttered Pak Shuka, is in danger of being demolished by a businessman cum politician who reportedly wants to turn it into a supermarket.

In a detail-rich report, The Armenian Weekly lays out the whole sordid tale:

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Armenia: Beloved Indoor Market, Now Shuttered, Faces Demolition

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