How Some Benefit And Others Lose On The Street That You Know

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The environment we live in has a great impact on our lives and in this essay , based on my studies and using the example of two very different streets I will try to show how the affect can be beneficial to some and depriving for others.
The street I'm going to build my arguments around is Aposolos Avenue, located in Paphos, Cyprus . This very busy street runs through the hart of the town and has been a commercial and trading center for many years .
Over the last decade Paphos with the rest of the country went through an economical turmoil , while on the top of expantion it has attracted big numbers of immigrants and foreign investments and for some of the local population it has been a very difficult and overwhelming task to keep up with the ongoing changes. When we moved here 4 years ago I used to always shop in this fruit and vegetable shop , which occupies a large plot and used to sell big range of products , but over the years the decline of the shop is very evident , just like the corner shop in City Road owned by mr Colin Butwell , It couldn't keep up with "big boys" moving into near vicinity: large international supermarket chains like Lidl and carrefour , and is on its way of closing down.
In the mean time , few yards down the road a butcher shop illustrates a very different picture , opened about 8 years ago and owned by immigrants from South Africa , the shop clearly doing very well and continually expands the variety of products , offering a very good quality but at high prices. Supported by outside investments and therefore not affected by economical difficulties in Cyprus , the owners managed to benefit greatly by being located in this busy street.
In order to maintain a healthy society it is important to accommodate people from all different backgrounds and abilities.
One of the big disadvantages of...

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