Thursday, October 31, 2013

[Updated] 7-Eleven signage arrives on Avenue A



A truck toting signage for the new 7-Eleven on Avenue A and East 11th Street arrived on the scene at 6:30 this morning, Shawn Chittle happened to notice. Crews have been hard at work late at night prepping the store for its Grand Opening... one crew member said they'd open today... while another member of the set-up crew said that the opening had been pushed to tomorrow.

The No 7-Eleven blog spotted an employee taste-testing the Slurpee machines...



Meanwhile, the Blue Plywood remains up around the store... the one with the active Partial Stop Work Order on it.

Updated 7:31 a.m.

EVG reader John shares these from the ground. Or Avenue A.





Updated 8:21 a.m.

Shawn Chittle notes that workers are removing the plywood from around the store's perimeter...






... and where will they place the work permits and Partial Work Order?




And there is video too...



Updated 9:08 a.m.

Via EVG reader Lauren...


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Margaret Chabris and 7-Eleven. Your crummy store hasn't even opened yet and so far you've shown nothing but utter contempt for the people of this neighborhood.

Working under the cover of dark despite stop work orders which prevent you from doing so is the last straw. This is war.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this weekends boycott rally!

Anonymous said...

Go for it, 7:33AM! Let us know your plan of attack. :) I'm sure the DOB will be quite interested to see these damning photos.

Shawn G. Chittle said...

1. Working against what everyone thought was a partial stop-work order (no external work)

2. Working in the middle of the night (against NYC law)

Anonymous said...

I am glad the plywood is coming down. Now the facade of the store can be tagged, shit and hurled on, or defaced in any interesting way anyone can possibly think of.

Fashion By He said...

i think 99.9% of you are ridiculous for protesting a business for coming into an area....

BUT

what you should have protested is the signage and awning out front, either with the city, community boards etc to prevent them from going up


cant stop business, but you CAN stop how their exteriors look


bowboy said...

Oh, the textureless, bland grey exterior is horrible. looks like it was brought in from a highway overpass reststop and wheatpasted over a lovely brick building.

If no one shops there, it will not last, but is it possible to convince weekend crowds to buy their beer elsewhere?

It took a while to close the Gap on St. Marks St., but that's long gone now, so there is hope.

Anonymous said...

Yum yum Slurpeee time

matteo said...

@Fashion By He
Their food offer and round the clock presence are just as harmful as its ugly exteriors are a sore spot for the looks of the neighborhood.
This is not about protesting the opening of a "business" that, by the way, has already two other stores in a three block radius. It's about making sure other business owners have a fair chance; it's about preventing homogeneity and blandness from turning into the new, undisputed paradigm; it's against monopoly coupled to an overall plunge in quality of goods offered. Even from a strictly economic point of view (disregarding 7-Eleven's incompatibility to the history and the customs of the East Village) this is still a just fight as it is NOT about being against a new business, but about being FOR the best interests of consumers.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if anyone shops there because it's not a store, it's an ad, it's a brand, it's something to show the stock market that 7-11 is expanding and the world will one day be ONE GIANT TUB of HFCS flavored ice with fetid hot dogs floating around in it under the neon light of an artificial sun.