No 7-Eleven

Resisting Chain Stores and Corporate Control


Boycott 7-Eleven Rally + This Week’s Chain News + Events

boycottBoycott 7-Eleven Rally
Sunday, Nov 17th, 1PM-2PM
Corner of 11th Street and Avenue A

This Week’s Chain News

Small shops already feeling the crunch from 7-Eleven [The Villager]

7-Eleven and the East Village [NY Press]

San Francisco to chain stores: Get out! [Salon]

Upcoming Local Events

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Formula Retail Community Workshop: November 19th

EVCC invites you to voice your opinion about the current state of chain stores within the East Village. Join EVCC November 19th from 6pm-8pm at the Neighborhood Preservation Center, for a community workshop on Formula Retail. The workshop is open to all but space is limited.

RSVP HERE

How You Can Help

1. Don’t shop at 7-Eleven!

The easiest thing you can do! Shop at a bodega, a deli, a coffee shop, a grocery store – any place but a 7-Eleven!

2. Sign the petition!

Also super easy! We call on the City Planning Commission and the City Council to amend the city’s zoning text to require that no corporate formula store or bank open a new location without approval from the local community board. Sign now!

3. Join us on social media!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Please share and re-tweet our posts as often as you can. So easy!

4. Attend a rally!

We are hosting BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN rallies EVERY SUNDAY at 11th and A from 1-2PM. Please join us!


Boycott 7-Eleven Rally Tomorrow

7-Eleven New York

BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN RALLY
THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1-2PM
CORNER OF 11TH STREET / AVENUE A

Why Boycott NYC 7-Elevens?

7-Eleven is a human trafficker

7-Eleven store operators accused of exploiting illegal workers – Reuters June 2013

Evidence in Long Island Houses of 7-Eleven ‘Plantation’ – NY Times June 2013

U.S. Seizes 14 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Raids – NY Times June 2013

7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchises Following Fed Bust – CNN June 2013

7-Eleven is bad for Franchisees

7-ELEVEN Franchise: Franchisee Sues for Fraud, Labor Violations, Unfair Dealings – Unhhappy Franchisee September 2013

NJ Lawsuit Claims 7-Eleven Franchise Program is an Employment Scam – Unhhappy Franchisee June 2013

7-Eleven is a bad neighbor

Thank Heaven! A 7-Eleven AC Unit Outside Your Bedroom Window! – No 7-Eleven September 2013

Break-In Above East Village 7-Eleven Construction Site – No 7-Eleven April 2013

Residents in 7-Eleven Building Taking Kushner Companies to Court – No 7-Eleven April 2013

7-Eleven serves no purpose in the East Village

There are three bodegas within a block’s distance of the new 7-Eleven, a fourth bodega one avenue to the east and a fifth bodega one avenue to the west. There are 17 bodegas in our 10003 zip code and 25 bodegas in the neighboring 10009 zip code. There is no need for 7-Eleven here despite their claims we are “under-served.”

How You Can Help

1. Don’t shop at 7-Eleven!

The easiest thing you can do! Shop at a bodega, a deli, a coffee shop, a grocery store – any place but a 7-Eleven!

2. Sign the petition!

We call on the City Planning Commission and the City Council to amend the city’s zoning text to require that no corporate formula store or bank open a new location without approval from the local community board. Sign now!

3. Join us on social media!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on TwitterPlease share and re-tweet our story as often as you can.

4. Attend a rally!

We are hosting BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN rallies EVERY SUNDAY at 11th and A from 1-2PM. Please join us!


Photos From Today’s Boycott 7-Eleven Rally

Thank you to all of the people who came out to support the rally and for their commitment to boycott this suburban eyesore. If you haven’t done so, please sign the petition so we can have amendments made to zoning laws and prevent a chain store infiltration of the East Village.  You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Boycott 7-Eleven Rally Today a 1PM

TODAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1-2PM
CORNER OF 11TH STREET / AVENUE A

7-Eleven

The ‘No 7-Eleven’ movement is a multigenerational, multiethnic group of New Yorkers all of whom voted unanimously to fight 7-Eleven’s ‘Corporate Manifest Destiny.’ We will maintain the integrity of our community through our website, outreach, rallies, boycotts, zoning amendments and political pressure from our elected officials. Our goal is to start a national dialogue about the way large corporations infiltrate existing neighborhoods and the effect they have on local economies and community character. Read more.

SIGN THE PETITION!

To the New York City Planning Commission and City Council: Allow community self-determination to resist chain stores. There are currently 32 7-Elevens in Manhattan with an additional 100 locations planned to open by 2017!!!

SIGN NOW!


BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN RALLY, THIS SUNDAY 1PM

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

BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN RALLY
THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1-2PM
CORNER OF 11TH STREET / AVENUE A

Why Boycott NYC 7-Elevens?

7-Eleven is a human trafficker

7-Eleven store operators accused of exploiting illegal workers – Reuters June 2013

Evidence in Long Island Houses of 7-Eleven ‘Plantation’ – NY Times June 2013

U.S. Seizes 14 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Raids – NY Times June 2013

7-Eleven Cracks Down on Franchises Following Fed Bust – CNN June 2013

7-Eleven is bad for Franchisees

7-ELEVEN Franchise: Franchisee Sues for Fraud, Labor Violations, Unfair Dealings – Unhhappy Franchisee September 2013

NJ Lawsuit Claims 7-Eleven Franchise Program is an Employment Scam – Unhhappy Franchisee June 2013

7-Eleven is a bad neighbor

Thank Heaven! A 7-Eleven AC Unit Outside Your Bedroom Window! – No 7-Eleven September 2013

Break-In Above East Village 7-Eleven Construction Site – No 7-Eleven April 2013

Residents in 7-Eleven Building Taking Kushner Companies to Court – No 7-Eleven April 2013

7-Eleven serves no purpose in the East Village

There are three bodegas within a block’s distance of the new 7-Eleven, a fourth bodega one avenue to the east and a fifth bodega one avenue to the west. There are 17 bodegas in our 10003 zip code and 25 bodegas in the neighboring 10009 zip code. There is no need for 7-Eleven here despite their claims we are “under-served.”

How You Can Help

1. Don’t shop at 7-Eleven!

The easiest thing you can do! Shop at a bodega, a deli, a coffee shop, a grocery store – any place but a 7-Eleven!

2. Sign the petition!

We call on the City Planning Commission and the City Council to amend the city’s zoning text to require that no corporate formula store or bank open a new location without approval from the local community board. Sign now!

3. Join us on social media!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Please share and re-tweet our story as often as you can.

4. Attend a rally!

We are hosting BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN rallies EVERY SUNDAY at 11th and A from 1-2PM. Please join us!


BOYCOTT 7-ELEVEN RALLY TONIGHT

7-Eleven New YorkIn case you missed it the new 7-Eleven blew into town over night. Today, 7-Eleven violated several Partial Stop Work Orders by removing the plywood exterior and installing one eye-sore of a sign.

Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven’s spokesperson, said 7-Eleven has a “special downtown, urban format for our stores that lends itself to Manhattan.” They apparently left it in Texas! They also damaged residents’ apartments, created a crime-friendly exterior and installed 3 industrial AC units in a narrow alley 14 INCHES FROM THE RESIDENTS BEDROOM WINDOWS.

Then tonight, as streets are full of kids and parents trick or treating and almost every store has people handing out candy, a neighbor walks by the new 7-Eleven, which has about 7-8 employees inside. They see a kid walk out with a bag of candy and when asked what he got, he said, “Nuthin.'” Yes, the mecca of junk food doesn’t even give out candy on Halloween.

Let’s give 7-Eleven the warm welcome they deserve with a rally this evening at 9PM sharp at 11th Street and Avenue A. Bring a friend, be LOUD, and let these Texas-based human traffickers know they are not wanted nor needed in our neighborhood!