Seward Park Co-Op Approves 7-Eleven for 403 Grand Street

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 at 6:18 am by
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Grand Street is starting to resemble Delancey more and more these days, what with the arrival of chain stores galore in the last few years. Subway, Papa John’s, a Citibank, Bank of America, and coming soon, 7-Eleven. It wasn’t enough that the Slurpee slingers snagged the highly-trafficked space in the Loew’s Delancey Theatre building just two blocks north.

Seward Park Co-op board members ultimately voted to approve the ten-year 7-Eleven lease for 403 Grand Street, former home of the evicted Grand Day Spa. The judgement reportedly hinged on the notion that the corporate empire offers financial stability, whereas a mom-and-pop wouldn’t.  Official 7-4 affirmative decision came Wednesday night, three months after word first broke that both 7-Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts were vying for this Seward Park strip. No word just yet on the former.

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