No 7-Eleven

Resisting Chain Stores and Corporate Control

East Hampton Gets an Earful on Formula Stores

7-Eleven East Hampton
Via East End Beacon

East Hampton is one of the few towns around where you won’t find a McDonalds or a Burger King, but that doesn’t mean chain stores haven’t been able to get a foothold.

A 7-Eleven franchise that opened in Montauk became the highest grossing 7-Eleven in the nation last year, and since then, 7-Eleven has made inroads in downtown Amagansett.

East Hampton’s planning department rescinded a building permit issued in January for the Amagansett store, saying it would need site plan review, and has since quickly drafted a series of proposed code changes that would severely limit the locations where so-called “formula businesses” can operate in town.

Continue reading East Hampton Gets an Earful on Formula Stores [East End Beacon]

Comments are closed.