Retail Diversity

EVCC advocates for the increased diversity of available retail and local services available for local residents. A mixture of small businesses keeps our neighborhood livable and attractive.

We promote retail diversity through three key initiatives:

1) Publish the annual Get Local! Guide to Local Shops published every Fall. See the The 2018 Get Local! Guide

2) Advocate for formula retail restriction zoning that limits the number of chain stores in the East Village, known for its unique small businesses. Read our report on Preserving Local, Independent Business using FRZ.

3) Formed the East Village Independent Merchants Association to support local, independent retailers in the neighborhood.

EVCC is taking steps to begin public outreach to gain community input on the current state of formula retail within the East Village.


Latest News on Our Retail Diversity Efforts


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East Village Community Coalition
143 Avenue B - Simplex
New York, NY 10009