7-Eleven Opening Pushed Back a Third Time

The new opening date is still this month, though.


Could the third time be the charm?

Originally, officials for 7-Eleven Inc. said the new convenience store at Route 130 and Highland Avenue was set to open Oct. 24.

A few weeks ago, that date was pushed back to Nov. 14.

And now, the new opening date is Nov. 30.

But that date could change again, according to Margaret Chabris, spokeswoman for 7-Eleven Inc.

“The push back in timing for the opening of this store was due to construction delays,” Chabris said in an email to Cinnaminson Patch. “Opening dates are a moving target.”

If that date changes, you can be sure we'll bring you that information.

The store is owned by Lehigh Gas Corporation, a group based in Bethlehem, PA. It holds partnerships with several gas station companies including Mobil, Hess and Gulf. 

The new 7-Eleven will not feature a gas station, however.

The store is around 3,000 square feet and will hold 18 parking spots. The 7-Eleven at the Route 130 and Riverton Road jug handle will remain open. 

Mark November 20, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Construction delays? Really? There has not been anyone there since the driveway merge with Highland was completed a month ago. What construction of this place can be left? Unless they consider stocking the shelves with product construction, I can't tell what needs to be completed.
Stephen November 20, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I watch chains like Wawa and McDonald's put up new locations in a fraction of the time this location has taken, including things like gas pumps and drive-throughs. Still, it looks to be a big improvement to that property, and we'll support it based on the merits of its business when it finally opens.
noyb November 20, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I think that is the delay. No one is there to finish the construction is causing the delay... lol
Ross Chatham November 20, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I'm hoping it'll have one of these: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/7-eleven-ridiculous-mashed-potato-dispenser-could-u-171738860.html
Cinnacide November 20, 2012 at 03:24 PM
they better throw in an extra slurpee machine for our troubles.
Lamb Chop November 20, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Maybe they are waiting to put in sidewalks.
Honey Boo Boo November 20, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I'm gonna be the first to by a slurpee and play Donkey Kong.Your lookin at the high score baby.
Val November 20, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Speaking of waiting for things to open, what is going on with the new go kart speedway at the old Vanity Fair?
FbS November 20, 2012 at 11:39 PM
very soon Val..:)
Ric November 21, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Goodness gracious, you would think by now they would have opened. From my extensive business experience if this were happening in Philly, I would say this is a problem of 7-11 not greasing the right palms. But of course this is Cinnaminson and that would not happen here.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Val—do a search for "Speed Raceway" in the serach box and you'll see all the stories we've written. They are slated to open this week but I think it will pushed back to next week because of the holiday.
Ric November 21, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Working in Philly is a trip.
FbS November 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM
When i had a construction firm in Philly years ago you had to take 2 envelopes to L&I. One for the permit paperwork & drawings and one for the money. True.
Richard Rimkunas November 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Wawa would be on their second remodel by now.


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