Center for Urban Future

Chain Stores up 19% on the Lower East Side Last Year

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:07 am

The pandemic of chain stores around Manhattan might be in somewhat of a containment stage, but not so much on the Lower East Side. Center for Urban Future last week released the annual “State of the Chains 2018” report [PDF], which tracks stats borough-wide. On a macro level, the news appears promising, with a .3% […]

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Chain Creep: Chain Retail on the Lower East Side Remained Steady this Year

Posted December 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

’tis the season … to review the annual report on the state of the retail chains across the Five Boroughs. The Center for an Urban Future just released its marquee research this week with statistics showing across-the-board increases. Their findings prove that so-called “chain creep” continues. Back home on the Lower East Side, we’re holding steady […]

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