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Periptero to go
« on: Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 @ 22:23:32 »
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12,000 kiosks in Greece may soon be history
Greek reporter - 14.10.2015

The renowned Greek kiosks that used to be found in every street corner selling newspapers, cigarettes, candy, soft drinks and other goods, are soon to become history as their licenses will not be renewed.

The new omnibus bill about to be signed in parliament dictates that the unique “periptera,” the traditional “mini markets” on the sidewalks in most every city in Greece, are about to go the way of the milkman delivering milk four decades ago.

According to a provision on the multi-bill, when a kiosk closes down or the owner dies, the license cannot be renewed or transferred.

It is estimated that there are about 12,000 such kiosks in Greece with the number dwindling rapidly ever since the economic crisis hit the country. It seems that the new bill will put the last nail on the coffin of a much cherished Greek tradition.

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