EVCC continues to support essential retail diversity across the neighborhood. Part of EVCC’s mission is to help preserve the cultural fabric of our community by supporting and advocating for independent businesses. 

Curious about how the pandemic impacted local business? Read our report: Crisis and Adaptation: Storefront Trends in the East Village, 2019-2021.

Our report on Formula Retail Zoning in the East Village is still used as a blueprint for policy makers investigating the impact of chain stores on local independent businesses.