Friday, November 21, 2014

And the survey says: What types of retail and services do you want in the East Village?



Via the EVG inbox...

Take the East Village Consumer Survey
Your input is important for the community

The East Village Community Coalition seeks your opinions to understand what types of retail and services residents and visitors want to see in the community. Help the community understand what is available and what is missing from retail in the East Village. Survey results can identify trends in the neighborhood's retail environment that can help empower businesses and residents work to attract desired businesses.

We are hoping to reach as many East Village residents and visitors as possible. Respondents need not give identifying information to participate. It takes just 5­-10 minutes to share your experience living in, working in, or visiting the East Village.

The consumer survey is part of the of EVCC's retail diversity campaign, which advocates for increased diversity of available retail and local services for residents within the East Village.

Find the survey here.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Retail? Small business owners, no government intervention. Fair practices, labor wages.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including a working link to the survey. The EVCC's site links are all broken.

Michael Paul said...

Great survey

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this. I wish they had added a box in which respondents could express general thoughts at the end like other surveys do. Otherwise, I made it clear that I would like to see independent businesses--not chain stores--back in the East Village in greater numbers.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 7:40 - You can't have small business domination without government intervention. And if you have small businesses, you're not going to have fair labor practices or living wages.

Anonymous said...

Can't link to the survey from their site. DIY!

Anonymous said...

More Bars, Banks and Fro-Yo shops plz

Anonymous said...

To the poster at 10:39 a.m.: Do you really think big chain stores pay better than small shops? Talk to someone who works at 7-11!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Grieve. It was fun to enter this website's name as my source as to how I heard about the survey. :)

Three words to describe the East Village:
- Frat
- Gentrified
- Dead

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Done. Thanks for the link EVG.

Anonymous said...

Well I guess that 7-1 has to pay minimum wage and does e-verify right? How many beloved local 'mom and pop' places- especially bodegas and restaurants- pay substandard wages and hire and exploit illegals? That is what the earlier commenter was referring to. I'm sure all the workers at Chinese restaurants are paid fairly right? And all the labor laws are followed? And the workers- many of whom barely speak English and are vulnerable. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:26 - Small is not beautiful.

Anonymous said...

My three words were:

Young
Drunk
Declining

Anonymous said...

My three words:

Provincial
Misanthropic
Nostalgic

Anonymous said...

My three words:

Entitled
Narcissistic
Apathetic

Rachel and her cat said...

I would really, really love a place where I could take a nice hot bath in a proper bathtub for a few hours every other week or so, without having to get a hotel room, and not like that seedy Russian bath, or like a silly overpriced spa, either. I haven't taken a good long bath since I moved to America and I really, really miss it. *sob*

daho said...

A limit of 5 spaces that show sports channels. Bring back the artists, yo.

Trixie said...

@Anonymous 10:26 AM There are Other boxes on several of the questions, I checked those and filled in at least some of my general thoughts anway.

Trixie said...

Endangered Historic Home.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to believe that the EVCC hasn't fixed the links to their survey on their site yet, especially since the survey ends today. It won't be a very representative survey if it's limited to EV Grieve readers.

Anonymous said...

My four letters

S
I
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S

Moar joints for those withself-illusion of selectivity, por favor.

#SIoS

BagelGuy said...
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shmnyc said...

Bagel Guy, It's great that you pay your workers well (It's great that you're coming clean about it too!) But the exception *proves* the rule, not disproves it. It's still a fact that, in general, workers in small businesses are paid less and work under less safe conditions than workers in large businesses.

BagelGuy said...

I have to disagree. Small local places are more likely to have an owner on premises. When you work closely with the people who are helping you reach your goals, you realize first hand what value they bring. You see with your own eyes how hard they work. To places like 7-Eleven or Burger King, the workers are basically faceless digits in a profit lose column.