Rest Assured, That 7-Eleven is Still Coming to Grand Street

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 at 6:06 am by
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It’s been a year since we broke news that 7-Eleven (and possibly Dunkin’ Donuts) intended to sling Slurpees at 403 Grand Street. Despite initial backlash at the proposal, the Seward Park Co-op board (property owners) ultimately capitulated to the corporation. The news here is that there is no news, really. Except that it’s still happening.

Chabad LES briefly utilized the space last fall for High Holiday services, but dormancy has dominated since. 7-Eleven PR nevertheless confirms the plans for Grand Street, but had no comment on timeline of build-out or opening. We hear that construction should commence in the next couple months. Ruh roh.

In the meantime, the No 7-Eleven group in the East Village continues to push for a zoning amendment that would “prevent corporate formula storefronts from opening unless the local community board allows it.” Local activist and movement head Rob Hollander explains:

The intention is not to eliminate all corporate formula stores. The zoning amendment would allow the local community to have a say on how many those stores should be in their neighborhood and where they should be located. After all, formula stores have a place and a useful function. But not everywhere and to the exclusion of everything else.

What do you think about having a 7-Eleven in this location, especially given the proximity to another outpost on Delancey?

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