Kramer on Neighborhood Gentrification [Video]
With Seinfeld airing on seemingly every single channel between 7 pm and midnight, it’s virtually impossible to avoid catching at least one episode a night. The latest rerun we watched was “The Mom and Pop Store” from 1994, and one snippet in particular is quite fitting to present here.
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Kramer is desperately trying to keep the local cobbler in business amidst a threat of “gourmet coffee or cookie stores.” He claims that it’s the “go go corporate lifestyles” that drive out the mom and pops, and destroy the fabric of the neighborhood (Upper West Side).
“The Mom and Pop Store” originally aired November 17, 1994 as episode 8 of the sixth season (94th overall). And if you’re wondering, Jerry lived at 129 West 81st Street.