Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Milans landmark destination for 12 cornetti, made-in-Italy Borsalino hats and Gucci handbags.
Its also one of the classiest places Italian teens can gather for Big Macs, thanks to the McDonalds branch that sits amid so many top luxury stores.
Or at least, it was. That McDonalds closed earlier this week to make way for a new Prada storeright across the hall from another Prada store.
McDonalds threw a closing bash that saw thousands of fans show up for free burgers, chips and sodas. And thats not all. The fast food giant is suing the city of Milan for 24m in damages for what it views as exclusion from the bidding process on the new rental contract.
We don't want to fight with the city, but we were kicked out unfairly, Roberto Masi, McDonald's in Italy CEO, told the Financial Times.
Fans sad to see the McDs go have taken to the companys Facebook page. This is the McDonalds where I ate on the first date with my boyfriend, now my fiancée, one wrote, and where we eat every time we come to see the duomo. A true pity.