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GentrificationWatch: Even More Rose Avenue

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Is Venice's back-from-the-brink Rose Avenue over now that The New York Times declares it's "blossoming"? (The LA Times even beat them to it.) The Travel section just included Rose in its "Surfacing" slideshow, with pictures of the avenue's wine bars, boutiques, and giant Whole Foods. The Grey Lady salivates over the gentrification and thanks "intrepid owners of small businesses" who turned pawn shops into fancy restaurants, and the local offices of Google for providing them lunch customers. [NYT, image via Spirit of Venice]