Location: 93 St. Marks Place (Btwn 1st and Ave. A)
As you may have heard, the Texas-based company 7-Eleven is opening a new location at 170 Avenue A at the corner of 11th Street.
7-Eleven has already opened 32 locations in Manhattan. 7-Eleven has an additional 100 stores on the way!
So far 7-Eleven has put two local businesses – one in Gramercy and one in Chelsea – out of business.
Their plan is to over saturate the neighborhood with locations and remove any and all competition.
If you are concerned about protecting East Village businesses from 7-Eleven’s aggressive expansion plan please attend tonight’s meeting.
As Ken Barnes, 7-Eleven’s director of northeast regional development, says we are a “target.”