BUSINESS ABROAD: The Democratic Revolution

During the strife-torn 1870s in Paris, a passing proletarian stopped by a sidewalk table at the Café de la Paix to jeer at an elderly champagne-sipper: "You! We didn't get you in '48, but we won't miss in the next revolution." Last week the revolution finally engulfed the Café de la Paix. After 86 years as a bastion of fashion (and fancy prices), the famed restaurant turned over one-eighth of its floor space to an American-style snack bar. Georges Marcovich, the café's Manager of External Relations, i.e., pressagent, explained: "We want to attract the salaried American...

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