7-Eleven under construction in Storrs Center
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 22:09
Late night study sessions, midnight snacks, a quick pick-me-up between classes. All college students suffer from the need to eat junk food at odd hours of the day, and night. Though the university has a few convenient stores and a number restaurants, they are not always open and offering the necessities for college life.
However, there is a bright light at the end of this Slurpee deprived tunnel. Storrs Center developer Howard Kaufman, managing member of LeylandAlliance LLC, announced in a press release on Sept. 6 that 7-Eleven will be opening a store in the new Storrs center. It’s an initiative to build a “main street” for the Storrs community, offering restaurants and stores in a centralized location for students.
The 7-Eleven franchise is the largest convenient store chain in the world and is adding a new store to their operations every two hours. It is also responsible for starting the 24/7 store trend that us college kids are so thankful for.
7-Eleven North Atlantic Zone Leader Dan Kaepernik said in the press release, “Storrs Center is a hub of activity right in the middle of the growing Storrs community and University of Connecticut. We believe 7-Eleven will provide an important service to those who live and work here.”
7-Eleven will offer a wide variety of food essentials including milk, eggs, fresh ready-to-go salads, chicken wings, and of course their self-service soda machines & coffee.
The store will be located in Storrs Center at the intersection of Storrs Rd and UConn .