Blog: The race for Third Place

Blog: The race for Third Place

In ancient Rome the citizens had a propensity for hanging out in public baths, the French, at least as far as the stereotype goes, spent all their time sitting and chatting outside cafes and of course the English had their Renaissance coffee houses, Gin Lane and of course the pub.

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