Construction Underway on Second 7-Eleven in Carlyle/Eisenhower East

by Lee Hernly, Editor
7-Eleven under construction on Eisenhower Avenue in Eisenhower East area of Alexandria, Virginia

Personally, I’m not sure what 7-Eleven gains in this location by adding a second store within 1/2 mile of each other in the Carlyle/Eisenhower East area of Alexandria, Virginia. This store was approved by City Council earlier this year.

A couple of questions come to mind. 1) Is the store at 504 John Carlyle Street under performing (parking, etc) and they want to have one to grab some dollars from the Eisenhower Avenue traffic? 2) Is the JohN Carlyle Street store over performing and there is what I have long called for, a great market for a store like a 7-Eleven, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, etc?

What do you think?

BTW, here are some facts about 7-Eleven that I personally didn’t know:

  • July 11 (7/11) is the official birthday of the 7-Eleven® convenience store chain.
  • Of all U.S. retailers, 7-Eleven sells the most … USA Today newspapers, cold beer, cold single-serve bottled water, cold Gatorade, fresh-grilled hot dogs and money orders.
  • 7-Eleven was the first retailer to offer fresh-brewed coffee in to-go cups, introducing it in their Northeast stores in 1964.  And now is the first retailer to add functional, herbal enhancements to its coffee to go.
  • 7-Eleven stores sell almost 26 million gallons of fountain drinks a year – enough to fill 65 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  • 7-Eleven sells 41 million gallons of milk each year – enough for lots of milk mustaches!  And enough to pour more than two glasses of milk for every man, woman and child in the United States.
  • Ho Ho Ho!  The day most retailers are closed, 7-Eleven is hopping.  Christmas is one of the biggest sales days of the year for the convenience chain.

You can find more fun facts about 7-Eleven at the following link.

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4 comments

Dana May 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm

I think the area is long overdue for a CVS or Walgreens. The one across from Giant is small with little parking. Eisenhower East is the perfect location for it.

Scott Anderson May 28, 2014 - 11:39 pm

I’ve spoken with the Carlyle Community Council folks. No drugstore is interested in this neighborhood. Inadequate parking and no transit close enough to possible locations. We have to fight for better transit if we want real neighborhood amenities here.

John June 1, 2014 - 5:40 am

Zikrayet makes that spot a great location. Every night, long after everything else is closed, Zikrayet is still completely packed full of people, filling the parking as well as parking down into the storage areas. It’s the most popular place around.

As it stands, at night there is no reason other than 7-Eleven to go to the current location, and people going to Zikrayet may not know it’s there and open, even if they felt like walking.

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