A reader noted that the 7-Eleven on St. Mark's Place was closed this morning… There was black plastic covering the windows… and a handwritten "closed" sign on the door offering no explanation… The reader said that it didn't appear to be anything noticeably, like broken, like a front window
Let's say this 7 Eleven is closed because the store couldn't operate with smashed windows.
Destroying property is just plain stupid and futile. It's not shutting down this 7 Eleven for good. 7 Eleven makes so much money all over the country one can afford to be closed for a day and don't be surprised if they install shatterproof glass or a pull-down gate to avoid future window-smashings.
Good job to whoever did this as you just cost all the employees a day's pay as I doubt the store will pay them for not working because you decided to act out your Sid Vicious fantasy.
Why single out 7 Eleven? Starbucks has hurt the independent cafe while Subway has hurt the independent deli (save Katz's but I consider Katz more a restaurant than a true deli.) Name me ONE EV bodega or Korean deli that's closed because of 7 Eleven.
If 7 Eleven is selling a roll of toilet paper for $1.29 and that beloved independent bodega or Korean deli is selling the same roll of toilet paper for $1.69-1.99, I'm buying the roll from 7 Eleven, sorry. I save 40-70 cents a roll x 40 rolls a year = $16-28 a year on toilet paper alone which means I have more money to spend on non-chain business stuff. I'm not helping pay a bodega's or Korean deli's high rent, ok?
Riddle me this: if ALL the bodegas and Korean delis in the East Village charged 7 Eleven prices, everyone in the neighborhood would benefit and not complain, so why get on 7 Eleven? I don't buy for one second bodegas and Korean delis can't charge 7 Eleven prices and still make a profit and rent. They would.
D.. I'm not a fan of Starbucks (though I doubt Subway has any affect on local business, they usually don't stay in business long because locals have the good sense to know where to buy a better sandwich) but who in their right mind needs a 7-11 to buy cheaper ass-wipe? Kmart already exists, or better yet, move back to the suburbs.
7-11 smells like hot dogs, has very little product offering, and is a multinational corporation. In the blackout days after hurricane Sandy, it was the BODEGAS who stayed open and helped the locals shop for food using flashlights. It was BODEGAS who handed out their perishables for free instead of letting them go to waste. FREE. On the other hand, your 7-11s stayed closed. So yeah, support your store of choice in your quest for cheaper ass-wipe.
What a ridiculous and unnecessary rant by the first poster...
Can't he/she read, or see for that matter? The windows are taped from inside, there is no broken glass. The photo of the broken glass in the link above is from January.
If the poster wants to brave St Marks to save 17¢ on toilette, that is his prerogative, but please spare the rest of us his sanctimonious, novice, free-market economics...
You'll need a lot of toilet paper for all the shit you are full of.
You say you're saving $2 a month?! I mean now you can pay your rent, right?
The second 7-Eleven competitors are wiped out they will raise their prices. Not just raise, but gouge.
Don't let them.
Don't shop there.
Even if the prices are as different as you claim, I prefer to PAY for the privilege of NOT having chain stores around.
1. I leave my extra keys at my bodega.
2. My bodega knows my order before I walk in the door.
3. My bodega gives me stuff for free all the time.
I pay far less ok the long run staying loyal to my bodega.
Can't put a price tag on that. But if you did, it would be lower.
Now here's a roll of toilet paper for you. On me. Take your suburban shit elsewhere.
Dr. Pepper 20 oz. bottle (otherwise known as the nectar of the gods), $2.00 at 7-11. $1.50 at most of the EV bodegas. Riddle me that. Anyway, here’s the definitive post on 7-11s from our good friend, Marty Wombacher:
“I think these two (hot dogs) have V.D.” “Oh my. Not the cleanest microwave in the world. It looks like someone's taken a piss in here. My appetite is going into a Karen Carpenter mode.”
Amazing how the ranter "D" went as far as suggesting that unsubstantiated destruction was done by bodega loving 7-11 hating locals that 'single out' 7-11s! If indeed there was destruction, more than likely it was done by the late night drunkn fratty bridge and tunnel crowd that 7-11 caters to and know they inundate our neighborhood.
Dear fellow readers,
Remember that today is small business Saturday. Until midnight, you can still register your Amex cards online (https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/en/SBS2013/) and receive a $10 statement credit if you spend $10 or more at a small business before midnight. My husband and I spent ours (and more) at the bodega on the NE corner of 7th and 1st Ave - our favorites.
So get out there and support our small businesses!
Poster D. If you love 7-11 so much, why don't you relocate to the suburbs? You'll be happier there, and think of the money that you'll save. Good riddance.
If you want to support local businesses pay cash and don't give the money to American Express or the other credit cards companies
Yes, pay cash. Visa/Mastercard takes around 2% of every transaction from the merchant. American Express takes 3% to 4%. So when you use American Express, you are taking up to 4% of the sales revenue and forcing the merchant to give it to American Express.
No way that 1st post is real... It's gotta be Grieve's tactic to increase traffic on the site. I can't imagine someone that ignorant would be posting on this site.
Did someone say Biscuits?
Yeah, I'm sure all those merchants would rather have people not come in at all than lose 3-4% of the transaction to Amex. If you're shopping at a bodega anyway, use cash, but if this promotion encouraged someone to go in and spend money at a bodega they otherwise wouldn't have gone to, why not?
@Anonymous at 7:27 PM..
your post smells so much like Amex product placement.. I hope you at least get paid to monitor online anti-chain sentiment on weekends.
hey crazy eddie...yeah that wombacher fellow certainly has a way with words...
this is the way Amex and all the others seduce the public and basically enslave it through debt — banks using their overwhelming power to make symbolic PR "good neighbor" moves that are grossly self-serving and promote to ever-deepening degrees the financialization of the culture. Screw the Amex "deal" — it's rigged.
Wow EV Grieve real cool not letting me send back the insults Daho, Mr.East Village, and the two Anonymice hurled at me.
Fuck your site. I mean I'll still read it but I'm not gonna bother posting since you allow people to insult others and not have those insults sent back and nevermind you "don't want a comments war" um well tell people not to start one like these four dicks did.
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