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7-Eleven makes another run at York Boulevard

7-Eleven wants to a 24-hour store at the corner of York and Avenue 54

HIGHLAND PARK — It was about three years when  7-Eleven tried to open a 24-hour store that sold booze at the northwest corner of York Boulevard and Tonawanda Avenue. That store, however, never opened in the face of stiff opposition from neighborhood council officials as well as Occidental College, which noted that the store would have been one of five places that sold alcohol within a three-block stretch of York. Now, 7-Eleven is trying again to gain a presence on York.

This time around, 7-Eleven wants to open about eight blocks to the east at the southwest corner of York and Avenue 54, replacing the current corner liquor store and market. The convenience store chain wants to keep the new store open 24-hours a day and sell alcohol from 6 am to 2 am daily, according to the Planning Department. The transfer of the state liquor license from Cal’s Liquor to 7-Eleven is still pending.

The opening of a 7-Eleven on this stretch of York is also meeting with concern. Rodrigo G., who lives a short walk away from the store, says he’s worried that a 24-hour store will create problems. in the late evening and early morning hours. While the current corner store sells booze, it’s not open 24-hours, said Rodrigo

“I’m not opposed to a liquor store as there has always been one [at the corner] but I have concerns of changing a quiet, nighttime street  into a hub for late-night alcohol and food” he said via email. “A 24-hour store will definitely bring more nighttime traffic — both car and people. I would like to see limited operating hours and security.”

A public hearing has been scheduled for March 22 to review 7-Eleven’s request.

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14 comments

  1. keep chains out! No need for a corporate liquor store when there’s already a small local business in place.

    The community doesn’t need 7Eleven’s frozen pizza-taquitos or tripled baked donuts from some lab in Michigan.

  2. Good welcome to the neighborhood

  3. Avenue 54/York does not need a 24 hour 7-Eleven. And, it definitely doesn’t need a 7-Eleven.
    Jr.’s Liquor Market is owned by Mario’s Liquor store directly diagonal, across the street…since
    they are grandfathered in our community we have not opposed the mom & pop business.
    WE DO NOT NEED A 24-Hour 7-Eleven in Highland Park.

  4. No 7-11.
    7-11 stores are gross.
    No chain stores.

  5. no more liquor stores, period.

  6. There is also the issue of that fatal robbery on the 7-11 on Fig and the location being 2 blocks from Lincoln High School

  7. Will the neighborhood get an opportunity to voice our opinion against this 7-11?

    Why are all the big anti-gentrification haters hiding on this issue?

  8. No more stores selling liquor!!! Enough. Boycott 7-11 if they do make it to York! No more liquor!

  9. Show UP and Let Everyone know we DO NOT WANT a 24-Hour 7-Eleven

    Hearing is Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    at 10:40 a.m.
    Los Angeles City Hall
    Room 1020
    200 North Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Write and Call Sarah Goldman at 213-978-1182
    [email protected]
    Regarding Case # ZA2016-4508(CUB)
    ENV-2016-4509-CE
    Re: 5326 E. York Blvd./7-Eleven Case

    In addition, contact Councilman Huizar Field Rep. Lucy Aparicio
    [email protected]
    323-254-5295

  10. I don’t like chains either but that business has been a rundown blighted property for a long time.

  11. This is disgusting. Who the hell let’s this get this far?!!! 7-11 will bring in nothing but bad news. Huizar do something about this. You’ve been quiet in this area for a while now. We must all come together and stop this.

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