Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Here now is your 7-Eleven signage on St. Mark's Place


Via @ChaseRabenn

Earlier.

16 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

Well, that was quick, but it's certainly not painless!

Anonymous said...

I likey!

glamma said...

7-11 - Culture Destroyer

What is wrong with the world where we lose a place like ROCKITSCIENTIST and get acr@ppy 7-11 jammed up our a$$es.

don't stand for this nonsense, people!

let's get anti-chain store zoning in the EV like the UWS did!!

it can and should be done.

Big Brother said...

I passed by the 7-11 on the Bowery earlier. Out front was this tubby doofus sporting a mangina, backwards baseball cap, Oakley sunglasses, and of course...flip-flops. Sucking on his Big Gulp looking totally lost in the world. Why do these people bother moving to NYC only to live the same 7-11 Lifestyle they did in the burbs but instead at a premium???

Anonymous said...

Slurpeees!!!!!!!

x said...

Woe to the Gem Spa! Will Slurpees and Big Gulps ever replace the egg cream?!?

Anonymous said...

7-11 can slurp my cock.

EV Grieve said...

@ x

That has been on my mind since I learned 7-11 was opening here...

Anonymous said...

Slurpees and Big Gulps? Julia Sugarbaker said it best...

Anonymous said...

I grew up drink slurpees. I even collected the slurpee rock cups. They were so cool when i was a youngin. Why hate on the 7-11. It brings back memories - good ones! OH and those weird rotating franks!

Big Brother said...

@Anon 4:10 PM To put it as simplistically as possible, people "hate" on 7-11 because they do not belong in New York City. They belong in the suburbs. We don't want things here that remind us of the suburbs. That's why we moved to the city. We want to live in a city not the Sarasota Mall.

All better?

VH McKenzie said...

Taking a moment to re-direct you to the pro-local biz sign I created for Tompkins Square Bagels --

http://vhmckenzie.blogspot.com/2012/02/chains-are-coming-chains-are-coming.html


The original is quite huge (a bit big or framing) so Chris has two smaller prints of the sign placed prominently in the shop.

Big Brother said...

@VH Nice work!

anniep said...

It's barbaric!

Anonymous said...

Big Brother: 7-11s have existed in cities for years. In fact, I would say they are more common in major cities as opposed to suburbs. I don't know how one determines what belongs in a city as opposed to what doesn't belong in one, other than personal preference.

EVKiki said...

I am sickened by this. As a young teen I dreamed of being able to live somewhere funky and cosmopolitan instead of partying in front of the suburban 711. The East Village is being completely eviscerated. What can we do to stop the relentless, soul-less march of the generic and the franchise and the the thoughtless zombies that support them?????