Last week, we told you that a 7-Eleven was taking over a storefront on East 14th Street.
And now, we regret to inform you that a 7-Eleven will soon be opening on St. Mark's Place at Second Avenue, in the former J.A.S. Mart. (The official address is 133 Second Ave.)
Permits on file with the DOB confirm the arrival.
So, from here on out, it's probably safe to assume that any empty storefront with DOB work permits will either be a 7-Eleven or Subway.
Did JAS Mart move to another location by any chance? I loved that store.
I hope it's a Japanese 7/11 and not an American 7/11. Those Japanese Snacks and Pork Buns by the cashier are quite tasty.
now all we need is the cotton candy, the carousel and the popcorn.
maybe they'll build us a beach.
It's one thing to murder the East Village. Must they continue to desecrate the corpse?
Why do people spend money in these places?
Are you kidding me? Slushie and flaccid looking hot dogs over authentic Japanese goods and cultural snacks? The end is near...
Without JAS Mart, I've been going to Sunrise Mart. Please don't let the latter one close...
Lived in Virginia Beach Virginia at one point, and once the 7-11 steamroller gets going, they don't stop..Down at the oceanfront, there is a freaking 7-11 about every 5 blocks from 1st st to 40th st, and this goes about ten blocks deep as well
Looks like the same game-plan up here. The only good thing is that if you actually like crappy domestic beer, they keep the coolers really cold during the summer
In response to blue glass's comment, there already is a place to get cotton candy on St. Mark's Place - Kenka (you can make cotton candy for free there via their machine).
You know, I would have thought my feelings on this would be along the lines of "Fine. ST Marks is the epitome of the commercial shithole EV has turned into; 7-11 wil fit in just fine" But instead it just makes me really really sad.
I wonder how much longer before there's actually a Chase branch and a Duane-Reade on the block.
@JP hit it.
Glad to see one of those painted bedbug mattresses again, though. Do you think they could infest the place during the renovation?
This is horrible. This is what is replacing the great 24-hour NYC Korean delis. What an incredible insult to the city. Also, a Starbucks opening at 1st Ave and E. 3rd. Have we finally hit rock bottom?
The EV has already become the epitome of uncool anyway. I don't really think that the presence of a suburban corporate bodega is going to change that one way or another.
people want this. they want it. lots and lots of people, in the east village, want this.
Anyone know if 7/11 is taking over both the upstairs and basement at this location? JAS Mart had been exclusively in the basement for the last few years, so maybe 7/11 would just be taking the upstairs part?
You know, I'm not one to criticize chains mindlessly, but the fact that 7-11 continues to open stores in the city is a fucking act of cultural vandalism and should be outlawed.
"a fucking act of cultural vandalism"
yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
I worked 10 years for minimum wage at random places and saved every dollar, now I own a 7-11 in the Bronx, why the hate. Most stores are run by hard working middle class people. If you don't like it, that's ok, don't go. But a lot of people do, and this store will be busy. I like a lot of people hang out around st marks, I'm glad they opened. Can't beat the prices.
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