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Why did the 7/11 at donlands station close?

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  • Dec 8th, 2017 12:43 am
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Why did the 7/11 at donlands station close?

I was surprised to see it boarded up!
It seemed to be in such a prime location. Always 1 or 2 ahead of me in line even in the wee hours of day.
Just off a subway station with decent pedestrian traffic from local businesses and residences.
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The square footage inside was rather large compared to most locations.
Unless they had a fire (boarded up???) I think it's a lease issue.
While they do seem to be trying hard to be near subway stations, they may have lost desire to have such large square footage.
(compared to most locations)

I don't doubt that maybe the next person to run a business there will have a fresh new mixed use idea, similar to this place: (where 3 different businesses pay rent vs just one business)
Food plus + Countrystyle and a third place: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Spadin ... 79.4070846

***Note: Food plus was never a 7 11, it's just a random google example, which shows the whole store simply being a food plus 6 years ago: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Spadin ... 79.4070846
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Were they the only ones doing the Crispy fried chicken?
Other locations have chicken, but I don't think it's cooked the same.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 3:15 am
I see that old filipino guy on the block sometimes. IF i bump into him i'll ask.
The "would you like some chicken" guy. No i dont want any fried chicken... those would go terrible with my coffee and friggin donut. Lol
When you do see him make sure you ask him about the queen/jones location as well because they will be closing down too in the upcoming weeks.
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709394 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:41 am
When you do see him make sure you ask him about the queen/jones location as well because they will be closing down too in the upcoming weeks.
WHAT???? For that location, it sounds like a land value issue. Perhaps the land was sold to a developer?
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Yeah 7/11 is cashing out.
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709394 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 5:41 am
When you do see him make sure you ask him about the queen/jones location as well because they will be closing down too in the upcoming weeks.
NOoOoOoOoOoOo!!!

Now i gotta drive up to donlands and o'connor just to grab a cheesey chili dog? That intersection is waaaay to busy for me to bother for something like hot dogs and lotto...
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 1:18 pm
NOoOoOoOoOoOo!!!

Now i gotta drive up to donlands and o'connor just to grab a cheesey chili dog? That intersection is waaaay to busy for me to bother for something like hot dogs and lotto...
Yes, it is odd that they would have such a gap now, but how do you think the good people of Scarborough have been feeling for years now??
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Inside scoop! You didnt hear nothing from nobody.

7/11 cananda is unloading some of its real estate assets to invest in other areas.

Makes sense... the queen st e and danforth 7/12's have been around since the 80's.... they probably swooped them up cheap during the real estate crash of that time.

Queen st e before was crack head central. It was actually a dangerous area of stabbings and drugs. Its now the gentrified "leslieville area".

Same story with danforth & donlands. Being directly across from a subway station makes it prime real estate. Both properties are on large lots in prime areas.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:05 pm
Bro thats scarborough. You gotta drive everywhere everytime lol.
DUDE! What are you saying??? I used to live in Scarborough. All TTC, ALL the time!! No problem getting to a 7 11. There were TONS of them.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:17 pm
7/11 cananda is unloading some of its real estate assets to invest in other areas.
This has been going on for a while. There is a tall condo now @ Bathurst & St Clair where a 7 11 once stood.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 11:05 pm
DUDE! What are you saying??? I used to live in Scarborough. All TTC, ALL the time!! No problem getting to a 7 11. There were TONS of them.
Really? I'm trying to think of where.

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