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Offline wooden_soldier

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #90 on: December 08, 2014, 05:39:59 PM »
Trader Joes, Chipotle, and a coffeeshop that takes itself too seriously. Seriously.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #91 on: December 08, 2014, 06:58:13 PM »
a coffeeshop that takes itself too seriously. Seriously.

I don't usually like going to those places, but they always have great coffee.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #92 on: December 08, 2014, 07:08:52 PM »
I will re-visit Coral - I haven't been there in a while and wasn't too happy with it the last time. 

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #93 on: December 08, 2014, 10:02:46 PM »
the first rule of serious coffeeshop. don't ever use the word coffeeshop.

i think the current phrase of choice is "free trade organic beanery."

a coffeeshop that takes itself too seriously. Seriously.

I don't usually like going to those places, but they always have great coffee.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #94 on: December 08, 2014, 10:07:47 PM »
the first rule of serious coffeeshop. don't ever use the word coffeeshop.

i think the current phrase of choice is "free trade organic beanery."

a coffeeshop that takes itself too seriously. Seriously.

I don't usually like going to those places, but they always have great coffee.

I'm sure you meant "Fair-trade certified locally-roasted organic beanery offering soy AND almond milks."

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #95 on: December 09, 2014, 07:28:39 AM »
Ha - Maybe just an almond milk store. Foodtown seems to be always sold out!

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #96 on: December 09, 2014, 08:56:08 AM »
Ha - Maybe just an almond milk store. Foodtown seems to be always sold out!

We need a better grocery store, but we don't need it in the Bruson Building. We need it in the horrible evil awful bad-people grocery store between 75th and 76th which I shall not name, except You Shall Know Them By Their Giant Inflatable Rat.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #97 on: December 09, 2014, 02:23:04 PM »
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Also, just to play devil's advocate - Subzi Mandi and Apna Bazar have massive quantities of produce, like, so much that it's spilling out into the streets. What's missing that they aren't serving?

Quantity does not equal quality.  I go to those markets a lot because they are close to me and I am lazy.  But they just don't have very good produce - the potatoes are ancient, the onions rot quickly, the cauliflower is hit or miss, the garlic is always too old to use, etc. 

I can't see a Chipotle coming to this neighborhood.  They tend to look for locations with a big office lunch crowd and college students.  For fast food, I'd much rather see a Wendy's than Popeye's. 

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Bryson Building's future
« Reply #98 on: December 11, 2014, 10:59:46 PM »
I am surprised that no one has commented on this:

http://dnain.fo/12qcoyh

I guess we have no way to influence what type of business the owner wants to put in there?


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Re: Bryson Building's future
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2014, 11:09:03 PM »
there is a long and ongoing thread about it here.

and, no, we don't really have a say. that's why new york stopped being new york a decade or so ago.

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Re: Bryson Building's future
« Reply #100 on: December 11, 2014, 11:09:16 PM »
We've been discussing it actively since the article was published.   

Consensus seems to be there are few opportunities to influence the owners.  And opposition to chain stores doesn't seem to be uniform.   

But please tell us -- what do you think?

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Offline wooden_soldier

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2014, 12:58:41 PM »
I wasn't able to vote Daniel Dromm into office but I will help move him out unless a Trader Joe's appears in the next 6 months.  Clock is ticking--make it happen, DD.


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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #102 on: December 12, 2014, 02:08:09 PM »
too late. term limits have already moved him out.

but you can always make the same spiel to obama -- as right wing radio will tell you, he's planning to declare himself emperor for life ;)

I wasn't able to vote Daniel Dromm into office but I will help move him out unless a Trader Joe's appears in the next 6 months.  Clock is ticking--make it happen, DD.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2014, 02:35:14 PM »
Frankly, if a Trader Joes comes here, I'll probably move out.....

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #104 on: December 13, 2014, 12:37:28 AM »
I don't want to be the one to bring this lively (sic) conversation about upscale shops down...but are you aware that there are some amongst us that could never shop at Trader Joe's?  Or eat at those chain restaurants?

St Mark's on 82nd Street and 34th Ave operates a Food Bank/Pantry in conjunction with their Girl Scout Troupe.  Distribution is every 2nd Saturday.  Donations/drop offs can be made at the Church office any weekday morning.

http://saintmarks.net/events.html

It's too late to give a Holiday donation but hunger and need can't read a calendar.

Be thankful for what you have and remember it could be any of us.

BTW: I hate Trader Joe's.