<body> Public Ad Campaign: Try Not to Run a Restaurant Like This
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Try Not to Run a Restaurant Like This

The Diner, on the corner of 9th avenue and 14th street is an unappealing form of generic that only tourists are duped by. Which is why it sits so suitably at this corner, often an impasse of photography and map reading. I know because I pass it twice daily on my commute. Other than the sidewalk inconvenience I could really care less and do business elsewhere. That was until I noticed the wraparound barrier that once only impeded traffic, now screamed for a television show I preferred not to know about. Obviously no respectable restaurant would ever whore themselves out like this. The combined lack of neighborhood clientele and tourist mecca that is Chelsea, made this an ideal location for advertising to swoop in and grab real estate. It is an ominous sign of the changes Chelsea will undergo as it continues to become a playground for the wealthy.

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