From the Times Ledger:
Seven small businesses along Queens Boulevard will not see their monthly leases renewed and will have to clear out of the block above the Continental Avenue subway station to make way for a large national tenant.
The businesses, some of which have been at the same location for nearly 30 years, will have to leave the premises as part of a long-term development plan by Cord Meyer, the owners of the property. But a Key Food on one end will remain open.
“The whole building will be demolished,” said Anthony Colletti, a spokesman for the company. “The new building will be built one story high and house a national retailer.”
Rumors that CVS will be the next tenant were neither confirmed by Colletti nor the pharmacy.
Where are the protests over the loss of small businesses? Why were no elected officials quoted in this article?