Brooklyn Police Close 6 Stores On The Same Street For Selling Pot

Brooklyn Police Close 6 Stores On The Same Street For Selling Pot

Up until today, if you lived near a certain street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and wanted some pot, you just had to go to the nearby variety store. Or the music store. Or the take-out restaurants. MyFox New York says police “made a sweep of the neighborhood” today and shut down six businesses for selling drugs either in the back or right alongside the regular merchandise. They also arrested 8 people, including a few store owners and employees, and are planning more arrests. Video below. [More]

Walgreens Has A Loose Definition Of The Phrase '50 Percent Off'

Walgreens Has A Loose Definition Of The Phrase '50 Percent Off'

Jason spotted this photo at a Minnesota Walgreens. We ran the numbers and discovered that $7.49 is less than 50 percent off of $9.99. But the giant “50% Off” lettering looks so darn attractive that it’s tough to fault the store’s management from making the incorrect claim. [More]

Grocery Shrink Ray: Secret Weapon In The War On Obesity?

Grocery Shrink Ray: Secret Weapon In The War On Obesity?

Consumerists, I think we’ve been wrong about this Grocery Shrink Ray thing all along. We’ve long believed that companies deploy the Grocery Shrink Ray to imperceptibly decrease the amount of product in a package without customers noticing. But maybe–just maybe–there’s a higher purpose. Maybe they’re trying to save us from consuming a precious few calories and use social engineering to get us to snack less over time until at some point we’re hardly snacking at all. Consider this exhibit: the shrinking Double Gulp cups at Chris’s local 7-11 in Maryland. [More]

75-Year-Old Woman Attacks Convenience Store Robber

75-Year-Old Woman Attacks Convenience Store Robber

A man tried to rob a convenience store in Massachusetts while a 75-year-old woman was at the counter buying something. This did not please her. Unfortunately I can’t embed the video directly, but click through to Fox 8 News to watch the woman go all ninja with the price scanner gun. Never anger an old lady with a babushka! [More]

Adorable Japanese Mascot Invades U.S. Convenience Stores

Adorable Japanese Mascot Invades U.S. Convenience Stores

Would you like your morning coffee with a side of Domo-kun? In one of those odd twists of globalization and marketing synergy, the mascot of Japanese public television network NHK has found his way onto 99 cent cups of coffee and special Slurpee cups at 7-Eleven stores in the United States.

Duane Reade Says It's Christmas Time

Duane Reade Says It's Christmas Time

Reader Emily snapped this photo at the Duane Reade at 58th and 8th in Manhattan.

WaPo Devotes Five Pages To Wawa/Sheetz Epic

WaPo Devotes Five Pages To Wawa/Sheetz Epic

We thought our love for Wawa was deep and true, then we read this lengthy column in the Washington Post about people getting married at a Wawa or flocking to the stores on 9/11 to regain a sense of community and normalcy.

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/10/tomorrow-6000-participating-7-eleven-stores/

Tomorrow, 6,000 participating 7-Eleven stores will be giving away free tiny Slurpees. [7-Eleven] (Thanks to Henry!)

Crazy Pennsylvania Beer Law Bars Convenience Stores From Selling Beer Six-Packs

Crazy Pennsylvania Beer Law Bars Convenience Stores From Selling Beer Six-Packs

Poor Pennsylvanian beer-lovers — not only is there a bizarre, ancient law on the books that prevents convenience stores from selling six-packs, but the state supreme court has gone and upheld it.