7-Eleven Returns to Jacksonville

After 25 years, 7-Eleven is set to once again operate stores in the Jacksonville area.

7-Eleven officials announced this morning that it plans to open 80 new stores in the Jacksonville, Fla. area by 2015, which the company said will mean 800 new jobs, First Coast News Online reported.

7-Eleven representatives, along with Governor Rick Scott and Mayor Alvin Brown, held a news conference at the Jacksonville Landing at 10:30 a.m. to announce the return to Jacksonville. Those in attendance received free Slurpees to celebrate the announcement.

The convenience store chain left Jacksonville in 1990 when it sold its stores to Gate Petroleum, according to the Florida Times-Union Online.

  • Lsgambettera

    I love 7-11 and I am glad they are coming back. I hope I’m one of those 800 getting a new job. :)

  • Hoosier

    Another gas station / convenience store operation – what’s the big deal?  What do they offer that Gate / Daily’s / Etc don’t offer ?  Hopefully they compete on price and create a small gas price war – otherwise it is just another media hype with no real impact,

    • John Meisburg

      slurpies

    • Jack0816

      7 Eleven is not a gas store its a convenience store….No gas station or vendor can compare to a 7 Eleven Slurpee..

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