Bangalore - Casa Piccola Closed!!
Times of India reported this today - the iconic, 33-year-old Casa Piccola on Residency Road had shuttered down - not because of falling business, but that a sharp rental hike by its landlord in Devatha Plaza had rendered it unsustainable.
Generations of Bangaloreans knew this spot - famous for its Sloppy Joes served with little bowls of mayonaisse on the side, and Japanese-style cappucinnos topped with whipped cream and cinnamon powder - harking back to the 1980s when casual "Western-style" eateries were hard to come by in Bangalore. Back then, Bangalore had a population of less than 3 million, before the IT boom brought it up to 8.5 million today.