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Mostly Good News on Chain Stores in Our Neighborhoods

The twelfth annual ranking of national retailers in New York City by the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) just came out, and it reveals a 3.7 percent decrease in chain stores citywide over the past year, marking the largest …

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Gem Spa: An 80 Year Old Institution Fighting for its Survival

New Yorkers love their small businesses, so it was no surprise that the plight of East Village mainstay Gem Spa drew so much attention and support from local residents and visitors alike.  The almost 80-year-old corner stand has always sold …

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Some Good News on Chain Stores for the New Year

It’s always nice to start the new year off on a good note. So we were especially happy to receive the annual report from the Center for an Urban Future, State of the Chains, 2015, which is their yearly survey of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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