The long awaited opening of the 7-Eleven Gas Station and Convenience Store has finally arrived. The location was the site of the former BP Gas Station at Lady Lake. The location had been undergoing construction for at least 2 years. The BP Gas Station served area residents for over 30 years and not having that station on the corner of 441 and Griffin Ave made for a tight parking and station situation next door at Circle K.
The new station has opened to Rave reviews. The station has three times the amount of pumps that the Old BP gas station had and the convenience store is twice as big. 7-Eleven opened its doors this past week but had it’s grand unveil to the public when signs and balloons were put outside of the store on 441 letting motorists know that the location was now officially opened for business.
(The convenience store is store is stocked with items. The store has a modern feel with bright white industrial colors and cool ambient lighting which makes the interior feel inviting.)
7-Eleven was hard at work training employees this past week inside the convenience store part of the business. The store is one of the most modern facilities in the Lady Lake Area. Immediatley upon entering the store you can see how it’s lit with much more warm lighting and the open feel of the store makes it appear huge. The store is stocked full of convenience items but offers Big Gulps, pizza slices for under 2 dollars, drinks and snacks all reasonably priced.
(The first of many hot dogs to be eaten off of these machines! All equipment is brand new and looks very clean.)
The location was the scene of a historic tree that was scheduled to be saved but was torn down by a vicious construction crew that happily destroyed this once beautiful tree that had stood as a landmark location at the previous gas station to occupy this space. The construction crew had no problem demolishing the tree though and in it’s place now sits a car wash on the site.
(The facility is 3 times as big as the previous BP station that occupied this spot. More cars equals more profit but the in and out location has been widened a bit making it easier to get onto 441 and onto Griffin Road which was much needed.)
Overall the perception from the community has been a positive one. Getting in and out of the location can still be a challenge but there have not been an uptick in accidents in this vicinity yet. The store and location are light years ahead of the competition in the area as far as functionality and state of the art. The station and store are clean, and the station is a much welcomed addition to this area of Lady Lake.