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Old 04-28-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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What's up with all the new 7 Eleven's popping up around the city. Doing errands around the city I passed 4 in different areas of Manhattan. With all the Duane Reade's on every other block are 7 Eleven's needed.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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What's up with all the new 7 Eleven's popping up around the city. Doing errands around the city I passed 4 in different areas of Manhattan. With all the Duane Reade's on every other block are 7 Eleven's needed.
Of course.Duane Reades' don't have Slurpees.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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What's up with all the new 7 Eleven's popping up around the city. Doing errands around the city I passed 4 in different areas of Manhattan. With all the Duane Reade's on every other block are 7 Eleven's needed.
7 eleven along with starbucks are symbols of gentrification. 7 eleven like starbucks primaril cater to suburban minded folks who live in the city.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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A new one just came to my neighborhood too. Bodega owners fret as 114 7-Elevens to open in city over next five years - NY Daily News
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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7 eleven along with starbucks are symbols of gentrification. 7 eleven like starbucks primaril cater to suburban minded folks who live in the city.
No - they are symbols of corporatization. NYC has always had wealthy Yuppies, but this new infestation of chain stores is proof that out government is selling us out to massive corporations.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:19 PM
 
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7 eleven along with starbucks are symbols of gentrification. 7 eleven like starbucks primaril cater to suburban minded folks who live in the city.
Your right...
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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They're opening up in the Bronx and Washington Heights...

It's our responsibility as citizens to support the local man, at the same time talk to these bodega owners and get them to offer us more healthier and natural foods. Our people are becoming lethargic and brain dead the last 40 years from these potato chips and soda everyone snacks on. Stores that specialize in healthful produce shouldn't be the only places that offer these food selection because not everyone lives close to them, especially those who are handicap, sick or of age who don't have access to these stores and need their home intendants to go on missions.

It's time to improve the quality of life, and it's our responsibility. This goes out to every native New York who won't take a knee down in this fight, we'll keep fighting and punching until the bell rings. Tired seeing natives leave and give up on their neighborhood when they give nothing back in return.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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They're opening up in the Bronx and Washington Heights...

It's our responsibility as citizens to support the local man, at the same time talk to these bodega owners and get them to offer us more healthier and natural foods. Our people are becoming lethargic and brain dead the last 40 years from these potato chips and soda everyone snacks on. Stores that specialize in healthful produce shouldn't be the only places that offer these food selection because not everyone lives close to them, especially those who are handicap, sick or of age who don't have access to these stores and need their home intendants to go on missions.

It's time to improve the quality of life, and it's our responsibility. This goes out to every native New York who won't take a knee down in this fight, we'll keep fighting and punching until the bell rings. Tired seeing natives leave and give up on their neighborhood when they give nothing back in return.

All of the bodegas in my neighborhood have closed (uptown in the 150's) I can see a 7 eleven opening soon.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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Thank God 7/11 is putting those filthy disgusting bodegas out of business.
Another triumph for a great corporation.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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7 eleven along with starbucks are symbols of gentrification. 7 eleven like starbucks primaril cater to suburban minded folks who live in the city.
7-Eleven definitely isn't a symbol of gentrification. No self-respecting upper middle class person would shop at a 7-Eleven.

It's a sign of the ongoing transition from small businesses to larger businesses offering the same services. Before the 1990s, many large national chains, including 7-Eleven, did not open franchises in NYC because they believed it was not possible for them to make a profit here. That changed in the 1990s, and since then larger businesses have been replacing smaller ones. It's coincided with gentrification, and some chains (like Starbucks) are clear signs of gentrification. Starbucks and like businesses serve a relatively expensive, premium product aimed at middle and high-end consumers. But that's not the case with all chains: 7-Eleven is a low-end chain (like Wal-Mart) that's shunned by NYC gentrifiers. But there's demand for chain stores for low-end purchases as much as middle- and high-end. The expansion of 7-Eleven is driven by the poor, not the wealthy.
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