Post-It Letter to Grand Street 7-Eleven

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Sometimes the simplest messages come across the strongest. Like a Post-It paster on a Seward Park storefront.

Last week, the Seward Park Co-op voted to allow 7-Eleven to open a bodega-killing outpost at 403 Grand Street, former home of Grand Day Spa. The grocer chain courted the neighborhood for the last few months, causing quite a controversy among the locals. Talk about Seward’s folly.  Yes, there’s still a residual bitterness, perfectly stated in this window Post-It letter:

Welcome 7-11, and junk food, corporate greed, trash + crime.
:) E.S.P.S.

It’s pretty absurd that 7-Eleven managed to finagle two stores within a three-block radius. The other, of course, being in the Loew’s Delancey building. All this corporate takeover is causing some massive brain freeze.

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  • Guest

    Ahh yes corporate greed. The urchins that legally squat in apartments owned by other people for far below market rates aren’t greedy – it’s the businesses that provide products at low cost to people who voluntarily buy them who are greedy…

  • Tom

    Seems that simple economics would keep big name stores from locating there if the market wouldn’t support it. If nobody likes 7-11 in that location, who is patronizing it?

  • LES

    The LES is loosing all its uniqueness and culture with each chain store opening. Does Grand St need another 7-11 or Popeyes for that matter? The people said no. The board said yes. Do we fight to stop this??? My guess is this will not be the last note we’ll see. Or the last chain store.

  • Revlis

    The person who wrote that sign has it all right & couldn’t of been said better!
    I think we should vote this guy in as the next Mayor for NYC!!

  • At least 7-11 stores are open 24/7. Not like most of these crappy, dusty “bodegas”.

    • LES

      True. But that’s why man invented NJ.

      • LES1995

        why dont you move back there

  • CapFig

    LES: I beg to differ. We DO need Popeye’s and all its hot juicy spicy goodness.

  • LES1995

    i bet the person who wrote that sign wears skinny jeans and has been on the LES since ’09 when they moved here after graduating college in the midwest where theyre from. some of us want 7-11 and chipotle and starbucks and baja fresh and all the rest of the places that have actual accountability and arent filthy disgusting ‘bodegas’