The Italian Market has long been known as a gritty, trash-strewn place, and Gambino said cleaning services will be the BID’s main priority.
“It’s definitely going to be a cleaner place,” Gambino said, while noting that a number of approvals are still needed before the BID can be created. “It’ll be more enjoyable for people. That alone will make a great impact. We’re hoping that the look will continue to be Old World, but just upscale.”
Keeping its character involves keeping it at least in part as an affordable lower income place to shop for produce/meat etc., not failing to clean its streets. Amazingly you can have Old World charm and clean streets! Hard to comprehend, I know.