Saint Mark’s is about to become trashier – if that’s even possible.
Big Gulps and Slurpees and other 7-Eleven goods will be taking over Saint Mark’s Place in the East Village, the Daily News reports. Though it isn’t the first chain business to open on the street. Within the past decade, other notable food shops like Chipotle and Pinkberry have opened on Saint Mark’s.
“If you had said twenty years ago, ‘you know the meatpacking district is going to be a cultural hub,’” Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a short documentary on the neighborhood, “People would have looked at you like you were in some sort of beef-induced overdose haze and you had lost your mind.”
The home of the late American poet, Robert Lowell, is on the market. Mr. Lowell’s endured a fulfilling run as a poet and author having been a founder of confessional poetry and winning the Pulitzer Prize (twice), National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award.