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Piazza Giannini

On Sept. 20, 2018 the Little Italy Association of San Diego unveiled the Piazza Giannini, a brand new 500-square-foot public piazza at the corner of India and W. Cedar streets.

Piazza Giannini was built in honor of Amadeo Giannini, a distinguished Italian-American and Californian, who founded the Bank of Italy, which he later transformed into one of the largest banks in the world, Bank of America.  Known as “America’s Banker”, Giannini invented branch banking in the U.S. and the concept of “social equity” – equal access to goods and services for all. Giannini’s legacy continues in San Diego’s Little Italy with a bust and monument telling his story sponsored by Bank of America. Piazza Giannini also includes concrete planters with notable quotes by Giannini, bollards and tables and chairs with umbrellas to serve as a public space for residents and visitors to gather.

Major donors to the project include Bank of America, Lara & Douglas Hamm Family, Creative House x Black Swan Hospitality, Rena & Behran Baxter, Valero Little Italy, Mansour Family and The Hopper.


Gregory Reade

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