2 updates from 35th/Barton: Future 7-11 progress; Tony’s hiatus

TONY’S PRODUCE: Now closed for its annual fall hiatus before reopening with Christmas trees. Meantime, across the street to the south:

EX-EXXON, FUTURE 7-11 WORK REVS UP: Thanks to Kevin for the latest tip about activity at the former Exxon station that’s slated to become West Seattle’s next 7-11. Went by to check; a demolition crew is definitely at work this morning (though the permit does not indicate the existing building will be demolished – just remodeled), and there are two other signs that the store is now on the fast track: First one actually involves signs – a permit issued for one illuminated pole sign and five wall signs reading 7-11. Second one explains why the “seeking franchisee” shingle has come down – according to a liquor-license application last week, the store-in-progress now has a franchisor. By the way, it was exactly one year ago today that we first reported the Exxon station/minimart had closed.

20 Replies to "2 updates from 35th/Barton: Future 7-11 progress; Tony's hiatus"

  • Bob A. Bowie November 2, 2010 (11:49 am)

    Yay! Slurpees close by now…….

    Oh thank heaven for 7-11

  • coffee November 2, 2010 (11:55 am)

    Funny I was just going to email about these very 2 items today to see if there was an update! Hopefully the new owner will be as good as the other 3 locations, which as you reported earlier are all owned by the same person.

  • A.Ford November 2, 2010 (11:59 am)

    DOT needs to put in a left turn arrow signal at this intersection. i’ve seen too many accidents or near misses for those turning left.

  • B November 2, 2010 (12:04 pm)

    Great. I can see the crime rate going up.

  • chris November 2, 2010 (12:19 pm)

    B, how will it be any different than the gas station/convenient store it is replacing? Please explain.

  • coffee November 2, 2010 (12:26 pm)

    B, what about the store across the street, to the best of my remebering, it has not been robbed or increased the crime in the area. Are you saying that 7-11 stores increase the crime rate in an area? I think you might want to check the facts before you make that kind of statement.

  • Que November 2, 2010 (12:27 pm)

    B, to piggyback on Chris’s comment, or different than having the convienence store that already exists a block north of there?

  • MJB November 2, 2010 (1:36 pm)

    we have plenty of gas stations and convenience stores in this area, and now a 7 11? wow, great. my first thought too when hearing about this is the potential for an increase in crime. we already have the gas station at 35th/henderson and now this at barton. more booming bass and groups of unruly teens, graffiti and miscreants…just like most nights at the gas station on 35th/henderson! i can hear the music in my living room forchrissakes, every time some jackass rolls up to the gas station and just has to keep their music on. now i guess i’ll hear it from both directions. sigh. oh and convenience stores are often the targets for armed robbery…duh. there are police substations in some 7-11s, and that cant just be for the (horrible) coffee and donuts.

  • Amanda November 2, 2010 (1:58 pm)

    Better than an empty, rundown, weedy-lotted building I say.

  • Vanessa November 2, 2010 (3:20 pm)

    Will the bio-diesel gasoline pumps remain?

  • ca November 2, 2010 (3:38 pm)

    most of you guys are just complainers and negative. how about trying to think postive for the neighborhood?! wow…nice west seattlelites…geesh

  • Que November 2, 2010 (3:59 pm)

    I very much hope that the Propel biodiesel station will remain.

  • Chuck November 2, 2010 (4:42 pm)

    I say no to 7-11, it’s all about the super deli, they rock

  • Larry November 2, 2010 (5:37 pm)

    The 7-11 will hurt the business of the deli adjacent to the location but…. Now I won’t have to drive all the way to Delridge to get my fix of 7-11 coffee; I can walk to the new location and drink my coffee in the park.

  • toddinwestwood November 2, 2010 (6:16 pm)

    The new 7-11 will NOT hurt business at the Super Deli Mart at all. For those of you who dont know, the S.D.M. has one of the best selelctions of craft beer in W.S. next to the Sea MArt and the Beer Junction.

  • toddinwestwood November 2, 2010 (6:41 pm)

    I think we can all agree that we would want something nicer in that location. I would really like to see a decent coffee joint in that area. We have to go all the way to Cafe Ladro for a good cuppa joe.

    what about a Trader Joes?

  • B November 2, 2010 (10:35 pm)

    We have Bird on a Wire. They are a more than decent coffee shop.

  • LyndaB November 2, 2010 (10:39 pm)

    is this a trend for defunct gas stations? there’s a shell on 1st in burien somewhat near the fred meyer. it’s now a 7-11, too.

  • mike flynn November 3, 2010 (1:12 am)

    One more place whose customers will throw crap in my bushes. And really, three convenience stores in a one-block stretch? That’s too much even for downtown. My own damn fault for not having a better idea. *sigh*

  • ca November 3, 2010 (9:54 pm)

    Toddinwestwood there is a trader joes going in the junction, where huling brothers used to be.

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