Another Big Soda Speakeasy to Open In Manhattan

08.14.12 Bucky Turco

When Mayor Bloomber’s inevitable ban on jumbo sugary drinks takes effect city-wide, rest assured that the rapidly expanding convenience store chain most notable for giant “Big Gulp” sodas and Slurpees will be wholly exempt from the measure and will be some of the only places that can peddle the otherwise contraband drinks. So rejoice Hell’s Kitchen, you’re getting a 7-Eleven. A new location is opening on the corner of 42nd Street and 11th Avenue—apparently the one just two avenues over on the same street can’t adequately quench the neighborhood’s thirst. According to a worker currently renovating the space, it’s set to open in September, which is when the health board will vote vote on the skinny-people discriminating ban. (Photo: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)