As part of our resistance against the incursion of 7-Elevens into the East Village we are inviting you to come with us on the first walking tour of our neighborhood bodegas. We love these corner stores and need them to stay open and intact.
When a 7-Eleven opens the bodegas nearby always take a hit, often a lethal one. During Sandy bodegas remained open and gave their perishable food away. Whole Foods didn’t. Will 7-Eleven? The existence of each of these unique bodegas supports the reality that our neighborhood is a social place and the city is our home. We will chant, read poems, share info about each store and buy stuff before we move on to the next. The walk will take about an hour ending at Tompkins Square Bagels.
Saturday February 2nd @ Noon
11th Street and Avenue A
Shawn Chittle created a Google map with the delis surrounding the incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A and East 11th Street. You can access that map here.
And at DNAinfo, Serena Solomon wrote an article on the walk. You can read that here.
Per the No 7-Eleven folks:
We'll be walking to 4 bodegas before winding up at Tompkins Square Bagels for a bite to eat. Here are the addresses:
Meeting at 11th and Avenue A @ Noon
1. 528 East 11th Deli & Grocery
2. Sheen Brothers
346 East 10th Street (Corner B)
3. Tompkins Finest Deli
153 Avenue A (10 St)
4. Poppy's Deli
191 Avenue A (12 St)
5. Tompkins Square Bagels
165 Avenue A (11 St)
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] More from the anti-7-Eleven front on Avenue A and East 11th Street
Avenue A's anti-7-Eleven campaign now includes arsenal of 20,000 stickers
'No 7-Eleven' movement goes global with BBC report