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Snapchat has changed Venice, and the neighborhood isn't changing back

Snapchat has changed Venice, and the neighborhood isn't changing back

Don Salmon says his Rastafarian clothing shop in Venice suffered no dip from the Great Recession, leaving only one culprit in his mind for a recent sales plunge.

“I have no question this is the Snapchat effect,” Salmon said surrounded by his black-red-yellow-and-green goods. “It’s not even up for debate.”

The enormous popularity of the self-destructing-message app Snapchat has helped its developer, Snap Inc., grow to more than 1,500 employees — most of them inside a web of owned and leased properties in...

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