From the EV Grieve inbox...
NO 7-Eleven, a grassroots movement resisting the spread of chains and franchises, is holding a neighborhood-wide meeting tonight. Their goal is to require that all corporate clone stores, including banks, be required to obtain approval before opening a new location so the community can have a say in the number and location of corporate chains and franchises. Details below. Please spread the word.
Limit corporate clone stores before they limit our food, our commerce, our labor, our streets and our New York City character
7-Eleven is opening a new location on the corner of 11th Street and Ave. A in June.
7-Eleven already opened 32 locations in Manhattan and has an additional 100 stores on the way!
Their plan is to over saturate the neighborhood with locations and remove any and all competition.
If you are as concerned about protecting the East Village and future of the city, please attend:
Next 'No 7-Eleven' Meeting
93 St. Marks Place
Between First Avenue and Avenue A
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Other news items from the No 7-Eleven group include:
1. 'NO 7-Eleven' just won a grant from Citizens Committee. "One important concern for them is the low quality of food offered to low-income neighborhoods. We share that concern and hope we can make a difference with our effort to have all corporate 'formula' stores (including banks, btw) throughout our fair city go to the local community board for approval before opening."
2. 7-Eleven Corp. has delayed its opening on 11th Street and Avenue A by a month, from May 13 to June 13. And it still has no franchisee.
3. NO 7-Eleven will be featured at the New Museum's Ideas City Festival, May 4 on the Bowery. "We'll have our Community Wheel of Fortune and our NO 7-Eleven Players there to perform."
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