Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Update on the 'No 7-Eleven' campaign, now with a Twitter account

You've read about the growing unrest regarding the 7-Eleven slated for the corner of Avenue A and East 11th Street... EVG reader Liberation, who is helping to organize residents, provided an update:

Our website team met this past weekend at the East Village Community Coalition offices to begin work on our forthcoming site, due to launch in the next few weeks.

The site will include profiles on local bodegas and how chain stores like 7-11 negatively impact their businesses and families, studies on how chain stores negatively affect local economies and cases where other communities have successfully fought back against chain stores and franchises, to name a few things.

While we prepare for our website launch people can connect with us now on Twitter at @No7ElevenNYC. In the next day or so we'll also be rolling out a new Facebook page. (Some people prefer one over the other so we want to provide options.)

We've set up various teams to support the project such as a research team, a street team and an education team. If people would like to get involved in one of these teams please email us here (

Meanwhile, the Observer and Crain's are the latest media outlets to report on this story.

And in case you missed this post from Saturday, the 7-Eleven on St. Mark's Place is now delivering.

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] More from the anti-7-Eleven front on Avenue A and East 11th Street

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

First sign of the incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A

Avenue A's anti-7-Eleven campaign now includes arsenal of 20,000 stickers


Marty Wombacher said...

Just followed and retweeted them!

DrBOP said...

Although the great majority of the [R]HAC ([Robin] Hoody Awards Committee) is very impressed with your REC (re-post enlargement chutzpa)....
....however, wanted to give you a heads-up that there's also a rumour on the street that this post has actually been subsidized by 7-Eleven for reverse publicity purposes.

Just sayin'.

EV Grieve said...


I will dodge then deny that allegation. (Or is it the other way around — deny then dodge?)

Makeout said...

@ EV- It's lie and deny, lie and deny my friend...