Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The corner storefront at 1344 Wisconsin Ave. NW has been empty for several years.
7-Eleven has set its sights on opening a second Georgetown location, this time at 1344 Wisconsin Ave. NW, but some neighbors are unhappy with the move and design. The convenience store chain has another Georgetown shop at 2617 P St. NW. The space, most recently a clothing store, has been vacant and for lease for more than a year. The goal is to, "Bring that corner back—a presence that hasn’t existed for some time," Patrick Brown, 7-Eleven's zoning attorney, told the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Monday. 7-Eleven will occupy both floors, with the ground floor serving as retail space and the second floor being used for storage and office space. They plan to repaint the building, add signage and fix some of the brick work …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The P Street convenience store has been closed since late July.
The newly expanded 7-Eleven re-opened on election day, Nov. 6, at 2617 P St. NW. Construction was initially anticipated to wrap up by late September. The shop took over the former P Street Pictures location and now occupies some 2,500 square feet of space. When it first closed, the owners started a twitter account to keep customers up to date. According to one tweet, when the store closed in July for construction, it was "the first time we were closed in over 20 years," and the owners said they had "never had a key for the door." Get the latest local news in your inbox with our free daily email newsletter.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The store at 2617 P St. NW is under construction.
Georgetown's 7-Eleven owners are using Twitter to keep in touch with patrons while the shop is under construction until late September. A sign posted on the side of the building reads, "We are pleased to have been of service to our neighbors since the early 1960s. Follow our remodeling progress on #Georgetown711. We thank you for your 50 years of loyalty." The convenience store will absorb the former P Street Pictures space, growing to an estimated 2,500-3,000 square feet. The twitter account is actually @Georgetown711 and has only sent out two tweets, both on Aug. 4. The first reads: "The construction is going as scheduled! Already We miss all our guests and the fun we have." The second states: "This is the first time we were closed in …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The store at 2617 P St., NW is under construction.
The 7-Eleven at 2617 P St., NW will remain closed until late September as workers construct a planned expansion into 2619 P St., NW, the former home of P Street Pictures. "We wouldn't be able to operate that store in any capacity during the remodel," explained Margaret Chabris, a spokesperson for 7-Eleven. The convenience store will absorb the former P Street Pictures space, growing to an estimated 2,500-3,000 square feet. Nearby neighbors initially opposed the expansion plans. After 7-Eleven went back to the drawing board in November, the 24-hour convenience store came up with a design scheme and plan that the community was able to get behind. Residents looking for a quick bite to eat or a snack still have other options in the …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Wednesday is 7-Eleven Day! At participating 7-Eleven stores a you can get a free 7.11 ounce Slurpee between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
“7-Eleven Day, or free Slurpee Day, gets bigger and more popular every year,” said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven president and CEO in a prepared statement. “This year we expect to give away 7 million Slurpee drinks, more than ever before, beating last year’s offer by 2 million. On July 11th, we at 7-Eleven will recognize our 85th year as the retail leader of convenience, and it will mark the 45th birthday of our iconic drink - the Slurpee. But the day is also when we do something special to thank customers for their support and welcome new guests.” If you’re really in the mood to celebrate the free frozen treat day, 7-Eleven offers downloadable tiny party hats on its website. You can also reap the benefits of 7-Eleven day at Six Flags. Six Flags …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The convenience store plans to expand into the former P Street Pictures space at 2619 P St., NW.
Neighbors offered their support for 7-Eleven's proposed expansion into 2619 P St. during the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Monday. After going back to the drawing board in November, the 24-hour convenience store came up with a design scheme and plan that the community was able to get behind. Among the changes to address neighbors' concerns, 7-Eleven agreed to keep the primary entrance for the shop on P Street, rather than have the entrance be at the corner of 27th and P Streets. That corner will have an ADA compliant entrance to allow access for those who cannot easily use the P Street entrance because of a step at the door. Neighbors asked that the ADA door be locked at all times and opened with a buzzer should …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The owners of the neighboring 7-Eleven are planning to expand into the vacant space.
Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table. Each week we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? We've written about several shuttered spaces over the past several weeks including Furin's, Morso and Griffin Market. This week, we're turning our attention to the spot that once housed P Street Frames, formerly located on the corner of 27th Street NW and P …
Monday, November 28, 2011
A community meeting has neighbors "cautiously optimistic" and 7-Eleven reevaluating its plans for its P Street expansion.
The team planning an expanded 7-Eleven on P Street is going "back to the drawing board" after a meeting between the company and neighbors last week. A group of neighbors who live near the 7-Eleven at 2617 P St. met with several Citizens Association of Georgetown leaders and the design team from 7-Eleven to discuss the proposed changes to expand the convenience store. Prior to the meeting Nov. 21, the P Street neighbors were circulating a petition in opposition to many of the proposed changes. (See PDF) But, according to Jeff Richardson who helped organize the petition, he and other neighbors left the meeting, "feeling cautiously optimistic." Diane Colasanto helped with the CAG's involvement in the meeting. She said CAG just wanted the two …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The 7-Eleven on P Street in Georgetown is pursuing plan to expand the store.
Two Georgetown residents expressed concerns about the proposed expansion of the 7-Eleven location on P Street at the ANC2E meeting on Tuesday night. William McNamara, the block caption of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, said he wanted the entrance of the store to remain on P Street. The store has proposed moving the main entrance to the corner of P Street and 27th Street, in part to satisfy standards established by the American Disabilities Act. "We live there," McNamara said. "We see this day in and day out." McNamara also advised 7-Eleven representatives that he was concerned about the light eminating from the 24-hour convenience store. Monica Roache, also a nearby resident, said she wanted to make sure the historical integrity …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The convenience chain store at 2617 P Street will expand into the neighboring space at 2621 P Street.
Neighborhood institution, P Street Frames, learned in July that it would have to vacate its shop of 28 years, and now we learn why: 7-Eleven will expand from its current space next door into P Street Frames shop. "We are expanding our existing 900-square-foot store to a regular size 7-Eleven in order to give customers more room to maneuver and provide a wider assortment of products and services," wrote 7-Eleven spokesperson, Margaret Chabris, in an email to Patch. P Street Frames owner, Jud Schlosser, received a notice from her landlord of 25 years saying that someone else was interested in her space and that he would not be offering her a new lease. In an interview with The Georgetown Dish, Schlosser said that she had paid her rent on …