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  • “Not Another Starbucks” Rally Today

    “Not Another Starbucks” Rally Today

    When word got out that a Starbucks was slated to open for the nearly 10,000 sq. ft. space at 125 St. Mark’s Place at Avenue A, it was seen as yet another corporate chain store encroachment in the neighborhood. Coming at the same time that […]

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  • Support Small Businesses, Today at City Hall

    Ever walk by those many empty storefronts, or past the multitude of metastizing chainstores, and wonder what can be done to preserve and protect our small businesses? Today there is a hearing at City Hall by New York City Council Committee on Small Business jointly […]

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  • A New Plan to Preserve the Small Businesses We Love and Need

    Think about the neighborhood where you live, whether West Village or East, Astor Place or University Place. Regarding your retail shopping options, if you could pick one of the following as your reality, would it be: Status quo: both independent businesses and chain stores open […]

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  • Turning the Tide on Chain Store Proliferation

    Some surprising good news today about the growth of chain stores in the Village, East Village, and NoHo. Like many, GVSHP has been working to try to discourage the proliferation of chain stores in our neighborhoods, while encouraging the retention of small, independent businesses. Apparently […]

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  • The Anti-Chain Gang

    Here in the world of preserving worthy buildings, there’s a question that often comes up. “Preserving buildings is well and good,” people say. “But what about preserving the personalities and pursuits that occupy those buildings?” That’s the next frontier. For the most part, meatpackers are […]

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