Starbucks No. 1 Chain in Manhattan, Report Says
By DNAinfo Staff on February 15, 2011 3:22pm
By Mariel S. Clark
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTN — Talk about a lotta lattes — Starbucks has more locations in Manhattan than any other retail chain, according to a new report.
The number of national retail chains — think Chipotle, Rite Aid, Sephora — in Manhattan grew by 5 percent in 2010, according to the study by the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based think-tank.
Although Dunkin Donuts had the most locations citywide with 466, Starbucks took the No. 1 spot in Manhattan with 194 coffee-pouring spots in the borough, 11 more than the previous year, according to the report.
Subway and Duane Reade came in second and third for Manhattan with Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds rounding out the top five, according to the center's study.
The 10001 ZIP code in the Garment District and Koreatown was the most chain-friendly spot in the city, followed by 10003 in the East Village and several ZIP codes in Midtown.
Some of the greatest gains percentage-wise happened in East Harlem, which went from 27 chains in 2009 to 38 in 2010, and in SoHo and the Village, which increased from 94 to 121.