Friday, December 14, 2012

Reviving those 7-Eleven + another chain rumors for Avenue A

[Photo last week via Shawn Chittle]

That pesky rumor has returned... the one about the incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A and East 11th Street being more than just a 7-Eleven. Back in September, we heard the space of the former Bar on A and Angels & Kings would be chopped into two chains, a 7-Eleven and either a Starbucks or Subway. Just rumors mind you.

So far, there's nothing on the DOB permits pointing specifically to anything other than a 7-Eleven here. But! The applicant of record for both 500 E. 11th St. and 170 Avenue A is Bentonville, Ark.-based Harrison French & Associates, an architecture and engineering firm whose clients include 7-Eleven, Starbucks and Subway.

Plus, as several people have noted, this is a really big space for just a 7-Eleven. Anyway, yesterday, a reader passed along word of a rumor that the space will be both a 7-Eleven and a Starbucks.

Perhaps. Anyway, at this point, nothing would likely surprise us here...

Previously on EV Grieve:
7-Eleven alert: Are 2 chain stores replacing Bar on A and Angels & Kings?

First sign of the incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A


Morgan Tsvangirai said...

I heard that its gonna be a test run of a new concept: iHOP Express. It'll serve only bacon and bacon related products for the New Yorker on the go. Unfortunately, the DOB won't approve bacon smell mitigation machinery for that building due to structural deficiencies.

EV Grieve said...

@ Morgan

There are actually several rumors about the future here. One includes a shop that only sells artisanal blood sausage sandwiches and peppered seaweed fritters.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Slurpee? Or a Caramel Brulée Latte? Practically a Sophie's Choice.

Makeout said...

Handy arrows rock!

DrBOP said...

Elegant use of double arrows : noted.

glamma said...

this is absolutely horrible. What an awful blow to the charachter and integrity of our beloved hood!
Stop the midwesternization of NYC!!!

ahoy polloi said...

It's time for "chain-shaming": anyone seen patronising these awful places gets exposed for the adequate amount of public ridicule.

Remember Sandy -- how many 7/11s were open? Did Subway have makeshift charging stations?

EV Arrow said...

@ makeout & Dr.Bop

Thank you! And thanks to Grieve for hiring me. It's a good place to start. I'm hoping to do this for awhile, for the experience and exposure, and move on to a bigger site, liked Curbed. Now those are arrows!

I won't lie — I desire a book deal some day.

Pinch said...

I’m just as annoyed, frustrated, and pissed-off about this, and developments similar to this, as the next person but can we please save the use of descriptors such as “absolutely horrible” for things that are ACTUALLY absolutely horrible. Just my humble opinion.

elyse said...

I can only hope that people will be smart enough not to go into these new stores whatever the hell they are. They can't possibly survive on only two weekend nights of drunken NYU & NJ kids, can they?

Anonymous said...

I confess:

I like the donuts.

- East Villager