Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Coney Island rezone settled, Key Food at Bruckner Blvd will remain open, Tuesday Morning One liners...

Key Food supermarket on Queens Blvd and 78 St ...Image via WikipediaConey Island land review process begins today.

The Bloomberg Administration will officially unveil its long-awaited plans to rezone Coney Island on Tuesday.

Key Food at Bruckner Blvd. will remain open,
"We believe that the combination of our effort and the change in the economy has led to a situation where there are not immediate efforts to close the store," said Patrick Purcell, spokesman for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500, which represents 100 employees at the store. "We're thrilled with what's happening."
More and more retailers are seeking relief in NYC.

Citizens and the UFCW rallied against Wal-Mart last week in New Jersey.

Regional manager of Wal-Mart said "retailers must adapt"

No Trader John's? No Problem, John Catsimatidis is calling his new outlet Grocer John's and he'd like you to know it represents "the new wave of marketing in New York."

He's also hinting at a serious Mayoral run.

Controversy is emerging as the community is rallying around a fired Whole Foods worker who stopped a shoplifter this past weekend in Michigan.
"The fact that I worked at the store at (the time of the robbery) is coincidental. If I had went over to the book store on my break and they were being ripped off, I would have helped them." - fired worker John Schultz
The Norwalk citizen writes on Stop & Shop's new technology.

Ahold reports Q4 sales up.

Whole Foods Market here on Friday said it has resubmitted its case against the Federal Trade Commission in a Washington, D.C., appeals court, saying the move would expedite a resolution in the ongoing dispute over its acquisition of Wild Oats Markets.
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Wal-Mart Canada here has announced the opening of its first environmental demonstration store in Burlington, Ontario, which features an application of geothermal technology and energy-conserving lighting innovations, among many other sustainability features.
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Politics
Hillary Clinton to supporters: "You'll always be on my side."

Barrack Obama wants Caroline Kennedy for the vacant Senate seat.

Steve Israel says he won't run in the primary if he is not appointed to the seat.

Congressman Anthony Weiner accused Mayor Bloomberg on Sunday of breaking campaign finance rules by failing to disclose campaign expenses.

13 CANDIDATES FOR two vacant City Council seats in Queens are revving up their campaigns, pushing for donations and starting to spend cash as the Feb. 24 special election draws near.




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