Showing posts with label No 7-Eleven. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No 7-Eleven. Show all posts

Saturday, February 1, 2014

There is a Boycott 7-Eleven rally tomorrow

[Photo from the No 7-Eleven blog]

Via the EVG inbox…

Please join us for our weekly ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ rally tomorrow, February 2nd, from 1-2PM at the corner of Avenue A and 11th Street.

In other 7-Eleven related news, the No 7-Eleven Blog had an update this past week about the fines that 7-Eleven and Westminster Management have incurred at 500 E. 11th St. regarding the store's illegally placed AC and refrigeration units — more than $17,000 to date. Workers installed the units back in September.

Granted $17,000 isn't anything for Westminster Management, a division of Kushner Companies, or 7-Eleven. (That's dinner at Masa for the gang!) But not doing anything about the situation seems to be going against 7-Eleven's "aim to win over the tough crowd."

Previously on EV Grieve:
3 new AC units at incoming 7-Eleven prompts Partial Stop Work Order

A Stop Work order at Avenue A's incoming 7-Eleven

Report: Another Stop Work Order for incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A

A WHOOSHING AC unit update: 'We are roundly being ignored by 7-Eleven and Westminster NYC'

Monday, November 4, 2013

[Updated] Claim: Employees restyle 'No 7-Eleven' sign for new Avenue A storefront

We've heard from several readers who claim that an employee of the new, much-maligned 7-Eleven on Avenue A and East 11th Street was spotted removing a "Stop 7-Eleven" flyer from a storefront across the street... (the flyers are up in several businesses along Avenue A and East 11th Street and elsewhere.... courtesy of the No 7-Eleven blog.)

As you can see, someone then repurposed the flyer, which is now in the new 7-Eleven's front window...

[Image via @matteominasi]

And another photo courtesy of Anton van Dalen...

Updated 1 a.m.

Shawn Chittle notes that someone has ripped down the sign...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

At the Boycott 7-Eleven Rally today

Twenty-plus people came out today to hand out flyers in support of the Boycott 7-Eleven Rally ... the group handed out more than 200 flyers on Avenue A and East 11th Street ... find more photos at the No 7-Eleven blog here... You may also sign the petition here for amendments to zoning laws to prevent a chain store infiltration of the East Village.

Photos by Shawn Chittle

There is a boycott 7-Eleven rally today

Via the EVG inbox...

Now that 7-Eleven has opened their East Village location, the community will be out in full force protesting 7-Eleven’s presence!

Why Boycott NYC 7-Elevens? The No 7-Eleven blog lays out the reasons here.

Image via the No 7-Eleven blog

Monday, September 9, 2013

3 new AC units at incoming 7-Eleven prompts Partial Stop Work Order

Last week, workers installed three AC units adjacent to the incoming 7-Eleven at 500 E. 11th St. (aka 170 Avenue A). A tipster sent in the above photo to show the apparently really annoying new units.

The No 7-Eleven blog first reported on this development Friday.

We'll go there for more:

Between 500 and 502 East 11th Street there is a narrow alley originally created to allow air circulation between the two buildings which were built sometime in the late 1800s/early 1900s. 7-Eleven has dug down into the alley and installed cement pillars and i-beams to hold three massive AC units which go off at 15 minute intervals.

Writes a neighbor:
“The units make a loud “WHOOSHING” noise every 15 minutes and since all the bedrooms are located off the alley, there has not been much sleeping going on in either building. The units are also blocking light and part of a window on the first floor of 502 East 11th Street.”

The city has investigated the complaints from neighbors and issued a Partial Stop Work Order.

As the No 7-Eleven blog noted: "Thank heaven!"

Work on this space is now in the 12th month.

The latest from the 7-Eleven franchise site — updated Sept. 3 — shows that the store has a September 2-013 opening date.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Report: Opening date for Avenue A 7-Eleven pushed back to November

[7-Eleven plywood pic by Michael Sean Edwards]

The incoming 7-Eleven on the corner of Avenue A and East 11th Street looks like it will be, uh, incoming for an additional six months. The No 7-Eleven blog pointed out that the opening date has been pushed back from June to November, according to the company's franchise website.

Per the No 7-Eleven blog:

Ben Shaoul recently sold the building to Jared Kushner which may have something to do with the delay ... In the past few weeks workers have removed the flimsy plywood roof and replaced the dangerous wooden gangplank that surrounds the catastrophe corner.

If the November deadline holds, then construction will have gone on (and off) for 14 months. Wonder what the franchise record is ...

[A recent look behind the plywood by EVG reader OlympiasEpiriot]

Meanwhile, there is a also a new "No 7-Eleven" Petition. Find that here.

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

7-Eleven alert: Are 2 chain stores replacing Bar on A and Angels & Kings?

First sign of the incoming 7-Eleven on Avenue A

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

There's a 'No 7-Eleven' planning meeting tonight

[Bobby Williams]

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

More details:

The No 7-Eleven blog ... Facebook ... Twitter...

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

Sunday, April 14, 2013

At today's 'No 7-Eleven' rally in the East Village

Today's "No 7-Eleven" community event started in Tompkins Square Park and moved over to Avenue A and East 11th Street where the shop will some day call home...

First, a few photos courtesy of Steven Hirsch...


And via Bobby Williams...

You will likely find more of a recap soon via the newish No 7-Eleven blog right here.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sunday afternoon in the Park with NO 7-Eleven

From the EV Grieve inbox...

We're going to chalk up the park at the Tompkins Square Park nonbandshell at 2 pm and then take our chalk and our Community Wheel of Fortune to the corner of Avenue A and 11th Street, the site of the threatened 7-Eleven, and chalk up the street and talk to the passers-by who don't yet know what's coming to their neighborhood. Join us for some good old anti-corporate-anti-suburbanization-and-anti-Pringle-ization-of-our-souls-and-our-streets fun!

Meanwhile, here's video journalism piece CUNY TV produced on the No 7-Eleven group... it starts at the 12:45 mark...

Monday, April 8, 2013

The 'No 7-Eleven' players in Tompkins Square Park

The No 7-Eleven gang visited Tompkins Square Park on Saturday for an afternoon of plays... games... and Reverend Billy from The Church of Stop Shopping ...

[Steve Carter]


[Bobby Williams]

... and here's a video by Matteo Minasivia YouTube...

You may read a recap of the day via the brand-new No 7-Eleven blog right here.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

'No 7-Eleven' comes to Tompkins Square Park on Saturday

From the EV Grieve inbox...


Saturday, April 6, 1 pm (7th St. between A&B)


• The NO 7-Eleven Players
• The Community Wheel of Fortune w/prizes!
• The 7-Eleven Dance Competition (for YouTube)
• Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping


Two new plays especially written for this very special event!

A tawdry tragedy by Sugar Di Abetes


"NO 7-ELEVEN!!!!"
A dour comedy by Dewey, Cheatem & Howe

-nO tOmAToEs-

Rain date is Sunday.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

'No 7-Eleven' street theater meeting planned for Saturday afternoon

From the EV Grieve inbox...

Bringing together our next event: street theater in Tompkins Square Park. Meeting is this Saturday, March 30, 524 E 11th St., #1 @ 1pm to plan our weekly fun-in-the-park street theater — making masks, signs, props, rehearse our skits and create our COMMUNITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE

(A big neighborhood-wide meeting is planned for the end of April — watch for it!)

We are upping our fight against the 7-Eleven projected on 11th St & A and against all corporate giants (clone stores & banks) taking over our streets, jobs, commerce, community character and future. Here's who we are and what we're about

What we're about here.

Who we are here.

The weather is supposed to be nice Saturday, so if lots of folks come, we'll take it to the park and put it all together there!

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

7-Eleven fallout: East Village groups propose resolution 'to restrict corporate formula stores'