ICYMI: Off-Beat Business

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You’ve see the headlines, read the front pages and checked out the business section. But In Case You Missed It, here are a few, under-the-radar business stories you might have overlooked.

Apple Bank is Growing
While we may not be hearing much good news out of New York-based banks, there's at least one that's growing dramatically.  Apple Bank for Savings is acquiring 30 branches from Emigrant Savings Bank, reports Crain's New York Business.  As a result, Apple's total value as a company has grown 60 percent.

Key Food is Going Gourmet
Key Food is opening a three-story gourmet grocery store in the Financial District, according to DNAinfo.com.  In an area with few nearby supermarket options, the chain will offer a spacious market selling everyday grocery items to the growing residential area while offering a sushi counter, pizza, coffee and an upstairs seating area.

Legal Gun Businesses Hot in New York
Gun owners in New York aren't necessarily bragging about what they're packing.  And they're deferring to lawyers and consultants to facilitate permit applications, reports Crain's New York Business. These consultants and lawyers, and even gun shops in the city are making big money, Crain's explains.

Gramercy Park Residents Protest Liquor License Applications
Some residents of the Gramercy Park area aren't happy about two new bars set to open in their neighborhood, DNAinfo reports.  They're concerned that even a wine bar could morph into just another watering hole.  Just north of Gramercy Park, lies Murray Hill, which is known for its bars.