West Seattle business news: New 7-11 now open

Corporate headquarters told us the new 7-11 store/gas station at 35th/Barton in Westwood would be open December 31st “or sooner.” Turned out to be “sooner”; it opened today. Thanks to MargL for the first report, in the WSB Forums. This is West Seattle’s sixth eighth 7-11; it replaces an Exxon station/mini-mart that shut down 14 months ago.

33 Replies to "West Seattle business news: New 7-11 now open"

  • Diane December 30, 2010 (8:31 pm)

    they had 7-11 sign wavers out on their corner all morning announcing the opening

  • Ken December 30, 2010 (8:41 pm)

    OK, I obviously have too much time on my hands, but I’m trying to picture the other five 7-11s in WS.

    I come up with:
    1. Admiral Junction
    2. Harbor Ave
    3. 35th & Avalon
    4. California and about Charlestown or so

    Which one am I missing?

    • WSB December 30, 2010 (9:27 pm)

      Oh no! I counted wrong – forgot California/Charlestown and 16th/Holden. How lame of me.
      1. Harbor Ave
      2. Admiral Way
      3. 35th/Avalon
      4. The Junction
      5. South Delridge
      6. California/Charlestown
      7. 16th/Holden

      This is the EIGHTH one.

  • coffee December 30, 2010 (8:44 pm)

    there is one over on delridge and hum….can’t think of the cross street, I am not sure if that is still in the city limits. Would that be the 6th?

  • Saney December 30, 2010 (8:50 pm)

    Isn’t there one by zippy’s?

  • JRR December 30, 2010 (8:56 pm)

    There’s one on Delridge just south of Henderson. That’s in Seattle, yes.

  • Just Happy December 30, 2010 (9:17 pm)

    Hey glad to see a decent place on that corner. It was always a bit lame before the new 711

  • smash the state December 30, 2010 (9:28 pm)

    welcome your new/old overlords!

  • (required) December 30, 2010 (9:41 pm)

    Actually, I hope the 7-11 fails. Not because I’m some anti-business type, or just some ranting, bitter hater, but I just think the store kitty corner to this new 7-11 is just so damned awesome. I hate to think that one single dollar of business will end up in the 7-11 instead of that guy’s great place. Seriously. Check it out. He serves the BEST brews, is so cool, and really really cares about our community. Quality guy. I’m sure the guys at the new 7-11 are nice and all, but the guy who runs the convenience store kitty corner is a true gem.

  • coffee December 30, 2010 (9:45 pm)

    (required), I don’t hope it fails, because they probably employ local people who need a job. I would shop at the Super Deli, but I don’t shop at stores that charge me their fees for taking a credit or debit card. Its called a cost of doing business. I had a 21.00 order in there and got hit with a credit card fee of over a dollar. That to me is bad business. Plus, for some credit card processing companies, its against their policy. If you accept plastic, you are not allowed to pass on fees or place minimum charge amounts on the sale. Unless the policy has changed in the last year.

  • Mak December 30, 2010 (10:05 pm)

    Coffee-FYI, the Super Deli does nothing but GOOD business.So far theyve got the best owners ever in there and still making the best hoagie sandwiches and other sandwiches the same way as they did over 20 yrs ago.They are always friendly and remember you as well as your last order previously.Not to mention its always clean and stocked.If you go to am/pm and other places for food and gas theres also a card charge.If you dont like it then bring cash or go elsewhere.But lots of people are dedicated to Super Deli,cause they can hold their own.
    (This message was brought to you by british hoagie,no onion, hot ,to go):)

  • coffee December 30, 2010 (10:32 pm)

    Like I said, I don’t shop at places that charge for taking a card, and as you say, I go elsewhere. And ask them to take down some of those horrible A frames advertising all the beer.

  • Jordan December 31, 2010 (12:38 am)

    The Deli Mart isn’t terribly concerned about the 7-11, in fact they are hoping that the “coffee” crowd will go there since they don’t serve coffee anymore. I don’t mind 7-11, but I’ll stick with the Super Deli-Mart.

    (Cheesey British with everything, Mustard/Mayo on the side).

  • sophista-tiki December 31, 2010 (1:59 am)

    Now I want to go to the Super Deli and try a sandwich

  • Josh December 31, 2010 (6:27 am)

    German on a Hoagie – hot with the works. Just as good as when I started going in 1982…

  • Darren December 31, 2010 (6:56 am)

    I’m just happy a new business opened up as soon as it did with the economy the way it is.

  • RJB December 31, 2010 (7:43 am)

    And now I want a hoagie too…..yum. Best of luck to all businesses….

  • miws December 31, 2010 (8:18 am)

    I had to try to run the eight stores through my head twice, before remembering 16 & Holden! :lol:


    Seeing some of these posts about SDM’s hoagies, especially Josh’s, gives me hope that a German, which I quite possibly haven’t had in over 30 years and I believe at least two store name changes ago, may taste the same as I remember! /homerdrool


    (Heh. one of the “corrections” for “hoagies” on Google Chrome Spell Check is “Craigslist” :lol: )



  • displaced coastied December 31, 2010 (9:39 am)

    A little useless knowledge about the word “Hoagie”. The guys who worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard back in the day were called hoagies. And they brought those type of sandwiches to work. So locals places started to sell them calling them “hoagie sandwiches”. I still go into subway and order an “I” talian hoagie and they look at like I’m nuts. Like they say, “You can take the guy out of Philly…..”

  • MB December 31, 2010 (9:51 am)

    Glad the 7-11 will bring a few jobs and so glad to see that corner being used, but I gotta chime in with another huge rave for the Super Deli! It has become my husband’s new favorite place to hang out AND he can bring a growler of great beer home, not to mention a turkey/havarti with everything on a hoagie…yum ;)

  • toddinwestwood December 31, 2010 (10:24 am)

    7-11 is not even in the same league as Super Deli Mart. Unless S.D.M. starts selling gas and the 7-11 starts selling craft beer, no one should complain. Two separate businesses in my book.

    Anything would be better than the graffiti magnet, Exxon that was there.

  • F16CrewChief December 31, 2010 (12:32 pm)

    Don’t get me wrong, but I liked the previous owners of the Super Deli (Hoagies Corner) better than this current guy. This current owner I think is arrogant. His staff is great and very friendly, but I just don’t care for the owner himself. Just my opinion though. I still shop there pretty frequently.

    The corner the new 7-11 is on is not very convenient for folks heading towards the ferries. So I think the Super Deli is pretty safe from the corporate giant.

  • here December 31, 2010 (12:52 pm)

    Geez you guys, now I want a Hoagie.

  • here December 31, 2010 (12:52 pm)

    And a Slurpee

  • toddinwestwood December 31, 2010 (1:01 pm)

    …and a good beer.

  • Alki Resident December 31, 2010 (1:24 pm)

    F16CrewChief-the owner of Super Deli is not only a small business owner,but also a husband and father of young children.So he has alot on his plate.Get to know him you may be surprised how friendly he really is.He grew up going to Hoagies corner in the 80’s like alot of us around here did:)

  • wheresmy$ December 31, 2010 (2:32 pm)

    Does the new 7-11 have a Vcom ATM? Convenient access for credit union patrons.

  • Growler December 31, 2010 (4:49 pm)

    The owner of the Super Deli Mary is arrogant, and you could say many far worse things about him, but I love that place. Minh, I hope I spelled that right, is a hero for his regulars. His prices on beer are so good, he frequently sells at a loss. I’ve teased him about his business sense, his response: “It’s my dream to bring quality beer to the neighborhood.”
    For my money, he can be as much if a jerk as possible to whomever he wants. I think he’s a nice enough guy doing a great job for the community. If you haven’t been there, stop by with an empty beer jug. You’ll leave with a half gallon of the best beer possible, for $10. You go Minh.
    As far as the 7-11 goes, he’s been looking forward to its opening since the summer. He doesn’t want to sell all the convenience store fare, he’d rather stick to what his customers like. I’m looking forward to cheap gas and beer up the street. Yay for today.

  • (required) January 1, 2011 (12:55 am)

    Well. I apologize to anyone I offended for suggesting 7-11 isn’t a kickin’ gig to land, what, with its paid-for major medical benefits, its fabulous living wages, and … D’OH!! BRAIN FREEZE!!

    The truth is, Super Deli rocks, and everyone ought to shop there for beer. The guy who runs it is truly a gem to this neck of the woods. There’s bunches of 7-11s, but just one Super Deli. Let’s support Super Deli and its owner. Check it out — after pickin’ up yer Big Gulp-sized slurpee, large-bottom dude.

  • Doug January 2, 2011 (3:54 am)

    It will be interesting to see which one survives. The 7-11 at 35th & Avalon was attracting lots of trash folks until the nice Indian owners took over. That’s the way it seemed anyway. . Why do 7-11’s do that?

  • Carrie January 7, 2011 (8:09 am)

    The guy at the superdeli is arrogant and rude.I don’t go there anymore because he wasen’t willing to give me a refund that was justified.He lost $$$$$$$$$$$.If you want a great hogie go to ali’s up the street on the left.A former worker from the super deli makes the hoagies and she is great.She previously worked for the arrogant guy and left for good reason.Oh and the refund was $2.50.

  • sally January 10, 2011 (6:54 am)

    Kudos to Alis corner and his friendly staff..also happy to see Jeanette there,still best hoagy maker ever,still nice and pleasant to talk to..I have told everyone that has asked where she is ,is at Alis..:)We all miss Young the previous owner and seeing one empoyee there happy as always.Now you see 3or 4 differant ones every 2 months and they dont look happy,wonder why

  • sally January 10, 2011 (6:56 am)

    so in ending,the new 7-11 owner is really nice..welcome to the neighborhood. Sally

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