The 7-Eleven convenience store at Central Street and Ewing Avenue in northwest Evanston will close at the end of this week, according to a store employee.
A spokesperson at corporate headquarters in Dallas confirmed that the Evanston store’s lease had expired and that the franchisee will be assuming another store in the Chicago area.
“We are committed to serving Evanston and still have four more stores there,” the corporate spokesperson said.
The chain purchased the store from White Hen in 2008 and unsuccessfully sought permission from the city to stay open 24 hours a day.
For more than 40 years, a convenience store has been in operation at that location.