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Deja Vu on 7-Eleven Opening Date

The third time wasn't a charm; the convenience store's opening date is pushed back a fourth time.

 

The opening date of the new 7-Eleven located at the corner of Highland Avenue and Route 130 has been pushed back a fourth time.

The new date given from a spokesperson for 7-Eleven Inc. is nearly two months after the store was initially set to open.

According to Margaret Chabris, the new opening date is Dec. 13.

Chabris said construction issues were still being worked out but just this week—on Dec. 5—the store was turned over to operations. That means employees will be stocking shelves and prepping the store for opening day.

It seems like Dec. 13 could stick, but Chabris said that dates can still change. The original date was Oct. 24. That was pushed to Nov. 14 then again pushed to last week—Nov. 30.

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. 

jeff December 06, 2012 at 02:14 PM
is it me or does it seem that all new constructions and new buisnesses in cinnaminson seem to always get pushed back.....is it cinnaminson townships fault???? permits or ignorance and money??
FbS December 06, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Bottom dollar opened on time as did Sonic(I think) no?
MJOB December 06, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I'll bet that WAWA built there instead that it would have opened on time.
Maury December 06, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Christina, is there any truth to what "jeff" said? Do businesses here in town rarely open the date they say they will?
Christina Paciolla (Editor) December 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Maury—in my entire career, I don't think I've ever seen a new business open on the date originally reported. Construction, permits, weather, other setbacks, owner issues, so much other stuff always come up. Spokespeople for 7-11 never once told me the township was the cause of the holdup. I've heard rumors of everything you probably heard but I go by what the spokesperson tells me.
FbS December 06, 2012 at 03:36 PM
ok thanks..
FbS December 06, 2012 at 03:37 PM
This is what I do for a living and Christina is correct. its VERY hard to hit a planned opening date most of the time for various reasons
frank zerbo December 06, 2012 at 05:02 PM
As long as The 7-Eleven at the Route 130 and Riverton Road jug handle will remain open I'm happy. Good Folks there.
Dan Reynolds December 07, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Wahhhhhhh!! Noo! Enough! Open the store!!
John December 07, 2012 at 04:46 PM
What U do not have enough 7-11's and WAWA'S in the area, this will lead to only taking customers from other sites.....Who ever got this for an idea must have been on something.....Oh well good luck anyhow

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