Friday, August 19, 2011
7-Eleven acquires 51 ExxonMobil stores around Dallas-Fort Worth
They'll transform them into 7-Elevens over the next year.
7-Eleven announced that it will acquire 51 ExxonMobil stores in Dallas-Fort Worth. Most of the locations will be rebranded as 7-Eleven stores. They'll still sell Exxon gas, and customers can still use ExxonMobil credit cards and Speedpass devices. But they'll also carry Slurpees, Big Gulp, fresh food and grill offerings, and standard convenience-store items.
A spokesman said that 2011 "promises to be 7-Eleven's biggest year since 1986." The company has added seven new stores around Dallas this year, as follows:
- 3520 Horizon Road, Rockwall
- 106 E Highway 80 Mesquite
- 820 Beach Street, Fort Worth
- 4900 Beltline Road, Addison
- 5200 N Tarrant Pkwy, Fort Worth
- 4104 Gaston Avenue, Dallas
- 4601 W. Park Blvd, Plano
They've also opened quite a few in downtown Dallas in the past couple of years; there was a time when 7-Eleven refused to open a store in the Central Business District. But then they opened one at One Arts Plaza, and the flood-gates opened: Now there are four 7-Elevens in the CBD: at 511 Akard Street (at San Jacinto), 1295 Commerce St (near Field), 2008 Commerce (near Harwood), and 711 Elm Street (near Market).
Just east of downtown, there's the one in Deep Ellum, plus the one on Gaston near Baylor that's been there a while, but also one at 4024 Ross, where they took over an old funky convenience store.
Currently, 7-Eleven operates and franchises 239 stores in Dallas-Fort Worth and 100 in Austin.