Vintage Snack Bar
Forget the new, chic bars that dot the city of Rome – I’ll take an old school, run down, vintage bar any day of the week. There’s something comforting about it, maybe it’s the way that you know the owners have been at it forever or that the place probably hasn’t changed in 50 years. I went out yesterday in search of some interesting storefronts, inspired by the book Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York by James and Karla Murray. Reality is that Rome is changing as well. At some point, this place will get passed over either to the children of the owners or, if they don’t want to continue, will be sold and renovated into something sleek and new. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, life does march on, but these little holes in the walls are what help build the community in each little quarter of the city.