In the process known as gentrification, people and stores deemed undesirable are forced out of a neighborhood in favor of higher-end stores and wealthier folk.
But what about un-gentrification?
Our tipster Sharon sent us word that the Gourmet Garage on Broadway between 96th Street and 97th Street that closed last year will be replaced (at least in part) by a new 7-Eleven. Sharon said she spoke to at least three people at the construction site who confirmed that it will take part of the space. It’s unclear who will take the other part.
Update: 7-Eleven confirmed to us that it will be opening, probably towards the end of July.
7-Eleven’s corporate folks haven’t gotten back to us, and a manager at a nearby store hadn’t heard about a new store opening. 7-Eleven has opened two Upper West Side stores in the past couple of years, at 93rd and Amsterdam and 89th and Columbus.
Photo by Sharon.