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Leading Article: Not right up your street?

THE news that pounds 200,000 is to be spent on sprucing up Caroline Street may worry its many fans that the area will lose its particular atmosphere. What will happen to the distinctive aroma of kebab and chips as the street is swept up in the tide of modernisation that is transforming the city centre?

But traditionalists, for whom Caroline Street is the only destination after a night out on town, need not fear.

It is going to take a lot more than pounds 200,000 spent on some fancy paving and lighting to transform Cardiff's chip alley into a boulevard des pommes frites. But at least you will be able to see what you are stepping in.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 2, 2003
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