Highline Deli Opening on Canal, Mimicks 7-Eleven

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

In the vein of the back cover of Highlights magazine, there are two overly obvious things wrong with this picture at 83 Canal Street. Foremost, the name of this forthcoming bodega at the northeast corner of Canal and Eldridge. Highline Deli. We are nowhere near that tourist attraction, thankyouverymuch. Nor do we wanna be.

Then there’s the orange-red-green branding – a complete and total rip from 7-Eleven’s striped scheme. Seriously, we haven’t seen such hilariously willful infringement since Mario’s Pizza affixed the plumber to the short-lived East Houston facade in 2009.

Highline Deli has been in the works since springtime, but only recently unveiled this awning. It’s not yet open, and a sign on the door warns off would-be customers from entering, saying “we have alarm.”

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  • andy

    Don’t forget Philly’s Cheese Steaks on Houston: http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/food/08/04/23_phillipsdisney_lg.jpg

  • poo

    can’t believe i just wasted my time reading this

    • http://www.boweryboogie.com/ Dave Gustav

      That’s how I felt when I read your comment. Thanks for your insight.

      • Midday420Slacker

        but you have to admit that this article seems like it should have been a tweet instead of an actual blog entry.

        • http://www.boweryboogie.com/ Dave Gustav

          I think most information could be done better as tweet but apparently there are still people who can process information over 140 characters (140 character comment)