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.

Earlier story:

7-Eleven loses round in 24-hour store bid

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. We will miss the 7-eleven.

    It is too bad that the 7-eleven is closing. It was nice to have them in the neighhood when you needed something. The real problem on that corner is the Orange "work-out center" in the morning. The people who approved that never looked at the site and the number of parking spaces available. That area is a mess!!!

    1. 40 years, a convenience store

      The article states:

      "For more than 40 years, a convenience store has been in operation at that location."

      I hope that someone tries to open a new convenience store there, just so we can see all of the outraged "Concerned neighbors"  clucking about how it will destroy their neighborhood, and demanding that it be turned into a park.


  2. That stinks

    That is really bad news! Great to be able to stop in if you need anything but, even better was that the kids love running to the little store for a snack with friends.

  3. 7-11 and now Video Adventure…

    What is going on with the businesses on Central St? Sad to see both 7-11 and Video Adventure close their doors. I hope no one else is next…

    1. Video Adventure
      Video Adventure is going out of business because the video disc (and before that video tape) business is dropping faster than a stone. Many people — me included — stream most video content they desire. Instant access; no running to the store to pick up or drop off discs/tapes. Too, less programming is even available on “hard” media nowadays. Yes, it’s sad that VA is going away, but it’s surprising to me it lasted even this long.

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