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Chain Stores Take a Hit in NYC, Including on the Lower East Side

Each year we're interested to read the Center for an Urban Future's report, State of the Chains. Mostly, our readers are not fans of chain stores; new locations of national retailers are seen as another sign that the Lower...

7-Eleven is Closing Store at 403 Grand St.

You may have noticed the "75% off" sale signs pasted all over the 7-Eleven store at 403 Grand St. There's a reason for that, of course. The chain store's landlord, the Seward Park Cooperative, confirmed last night that 7-Eleven...

Lower East Side Is Not Seeing More Chain Stores, Even as Mom-and-Pops Fold

It was another brutal year for mom-and-pop shops on the Lower East Side and in New York City as a whole. But in this neighborhood at least, a new report shows that chain stores aren't moving in to replace shuttered independent businesses.

Number of Chain Stores Drops on the Lower East Side in 2016

If you prefer independently run mom-and-pops over national chain stores, you'll be happy to see the latest report from the Center for an Urban Future.

Holding Steady: 48 Chain Stores on the Lower East Side

A new report indicates that chain stores did not substantially increase their presence on the Lower East Side between 2014 and 2015. The 8th annual survey from the Center for an Urban Future shows 48 national chain store locations in...

Report Shows Lower East Side Stayed Steady This Year With 47 Chain Stores

Every year, the Center for an Urban Future puts out a report on the growth of chain stores in New York City. The 2014 survey found a 2.8% increase overall compared with 2013. But on the Lower East Side,...

Report: Lower East Side Adds 10 Chain Stores in 2013

The Center for an Urban Future is out with its annual report on chain stores in New York City.  While the overall numbers on the Lower East Side are still relatively low compared with other neighborhoods, the survey indicates...

New Signs: Dunkin’ Donuts at 351 Grand St.

Back in May we noted the impending arrival of another chain store on the Lower East Side - a Dunkin' Donuts franchise at 351 Grand St.  Now the promotional push has begun, as you can see from the signage...

Dunkin’ Donuts Coming to 351 Grand St

A new Dunkin' Donuts is coming to 351 Grand Street, just to the west of Essex.  Paperwork was filed recently with the Buildings Department for the renovation of a storefront previously occupied by Grand Health Pharmacy, which moved to...

Chain Stores Did Not Grow in 2012 on the Lower East Side

This report came out earlier in the week, but we haven't had a chance to take a look at it before now.  The Center for an Urban Future released its fifth annual survey, "State of the Chains," which tracks...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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