Apparently there is a limit as to how many coffee houses and cafes can open on York Boulevard. Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is preparing to open a store in the former Casa Princesa cafe on the Eagle Rock end of York Boulevard at Tonawanda Avenue. The company has filed for a state license to sell beer and wine. It would be the only 7-Eleven to operate on York Boulevard as the purveyor of the Slurpee and Big Gulp – as well as beer and wine – expands its presence across Los Angeles.
In 2009, the company announced plans to open 100 new 7-Eleven stores across Southern California through 2012, including up-and-coming urban areas. “The company also wants to be part of re-gentrification efforts in neighborhoods where it plans to grow that are undergoing revitalization,” said a company press release.