7-Eleven Blows Up

Photo: Courtesy of 7-Eleven

It was cute when the first 7-Eleven opened on 23rd Street, but this is a bit much: The home of the Slurpee will open 44 metropolitan-area stores in the next year (including one at 103 West 14th and another at 108 West 15th) and 350 stores in the next five to seven years. Big gulp. [NYT]