Annapolis, MD (09-23-11) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen and Annapolis Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Lara Fritts are pleased to welcome the 7-Eleven to West Street.
The new convenience store and gas station, Located at 111 West Street, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 on Thursday, September 22. Joining the Mayor and the AEDC President was Ward One Alderman Richard Israel and Ward Six Alderman Kenneth Kirby.
“This 7-Eleven is going to improve the vitality of the Inner West Street corridor,” Mayor Cohen said. “I appreciate the company’s willingness to make a significant investment not just in their business but in our future. By listening to neighbors and responding to their concerns about late-night noise, lighting and other issues, 7-Eleven has opened a store that we can all be proud of.”
“The opening of this 7-Eleven is a superb example of a national retail company working closely with the local community and building a strong partnership with their neighboring residents and businesses,” said Ms. Fritts. “We welcome them to the Annapolis business community and applaud the very ascetically pleasing renovation of such a visible spot on West Street.”
7-Eleven is known as the pioneer of the convenience store concept. Back in 1927, in addition to selling blocks of ice to refrigerate food, an enterprising ice dock employee began offering milk, bread and eggs on Sundays and evenings when grocery stores were closed. This new business idea produced satisfied guests and increased sales, and convenience store was born!
7-Eleven, Inc. is now the largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 8,800 stores in North America. Globally, there are approximately 42,700 stores in 16 countries.
The store is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily and employees 15 individuals.
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