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High Anxiety as 7-Eleven Takes Aim at Bodegas

The Wall Street Journal this week takes a look at 7-Eleven's conquest of New York City, noting that some bodega owners feel threatened by the big chain that boasts more than 47,000 locations worldwide.  The company is planning to...

7-Eleven Moving Closer to Opening on Delancey Street

While controversy about the arrival of chain stores on the Lower East Side continues, 7-Eleven is forging ahead with its new location at 142 Delancey Street, directly next to an existing Dunkin’ Donuts. The store’s renovation seems to be...

Dodging the Chains: In Search of a Local Marketplace on the LES

Editor's note: Our July print magazine has hit the streets.  If you haven't been able to pick up a copy (we'll post a list of locations later today), here's the online version of our cover story: Mark Hernandez is not...

New Petition in Support of Dunkin’ Donuts, 7-Eleven on Grand Street

Earlier this week the Seward Park Co-op agreed to hold off (at least temporarily) from renting space to 7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts, after a residents' group launched a petition drive opposing the chain stores.  Now another petition has emerged ...

Seward Park Board Backs Away From 7-Eleven, Dunkin’ Donuts Leases

As we indicated yesterday, the board of the Seward Park Cooperative met last night to discuss whether to lease two retail spaces it owns to 7-Eleven and Dunkin' Donuts.   A group of residents and other members of the community...

More on the Grand Street Chain Store Debate

Here's an update on the great chain store brouhaha on Grand Street. A week ago, residents of the sprawling Seward Park Cooperative began circulating an online petition to stop their board from signing leases with 7-Eleven and a Dunkin' Donuts...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...
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