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Old 10-28-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Didn't want to hijack CAVA1990's thread on the Wal-Marts of Alexandria, so I thought I'd note separately that there are now three 7-11s within roughly 1/2 mile of one another on Chain Bridge Road in McLean (the first near Rocco's; the second at the corner of Old Dominion and Chain Bridge; and the third between Old Dominion and Westmoreland).

Just how many Big Gulp's can folks in McLean handle before the allegedly over-sized egos are accompanied by over-sized stomachs? We're now waiting to see if the former "One Arch" McDonalds (one of two McDonald's in McLean within a five-block radius) gets turned into a 7-11 as well. What we really need is for Alicia Bradley to open up one of these KC-style bistros she raves out!
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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When did the 3rd one open? We are in Mclean and I can't for the life of me figure out where that one is! I always thought having two Mc'Ds, two 7-11's and 2 Starbucks so close was a little odd.

On a totally unrelated note, I am looking forward to Mclean 1910 opening!
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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When did the 3rd one open? We are in Mclean and I can't for the life of me figure out where that one is! I always thought having two Mc'Ds, two 7-11's and 2 Starbucks so close was a little odd.

On a totally unrelated note, I am looking forward to Mclean 1910 opening!
The 7-11s near Rocco's and on Chain Bridge between Old Dominion and Westmoreland (near Starbucks) have been there a long time. The convenience store at the big gas station at the SE corner of Old Dominion and Chain Bridge was just replaced by the third 7-11. I forget what it used to be called, but it was a bit nicer than your standard 7-11.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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What we really need is for Alicia Bradley to open up one of these KC-style bistros she raves out!
Ha!! And if I did, it'd probably get brought up (as evidence of NoVA's/McLean's 'poshness') in every other thread, while if opened the same bistro in KC, it would merely be lost in the pack. You've got me craving this now, JEB77:

SEASONAL PB&J
house made Missouri northern pecan butter and organic house made preserves served on toasted house made bread with a side salad of mixed greens and our signature blueberry vinaigrette (from blue bird bistro in KC's up-and-coming Westside.)

But I continue to suspect there's something weird that would prevent me from doing so if I were actually brave enough... odd zoning, taxes, something like that.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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I wish there were no 7-11s. They offer nothing that isn't available more cheaply at a supermarket, and no one seems to frequent them except for landscape laborers--who park on nearby streets to eat their purchases at lunchtime--and homeless people who loiter there.

7-11s definitely lower property values; in fact, my wife and I recently pulled a contract on an otherwise VERY nice house because it was four houses away from a 7-11 with both of the aforementioned problems, despite being in the most affluent zip code of Arlington.

If affluent people would start doing their own yardwork--or if teens would do it, as they did when I was growing up--then there would be fewer laborers passing through and thus fewer customers for 7-11s!
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