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Old 12-11-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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I have some questions about development in the area, the 7-11, the overall feel.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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I'm somewhat familiar with this area. What do you want to know?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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I have some questions about development in the area, the 7-11, the overall feel.
I expect the 7-11 there offers about the same convenience store items as other 7-11s.

Seriously, I don't think the local 7-11 defines "the overall feel" of an area. I hope this doesn't turn into one of these threads where people suggest otherwise, because day laborers have been known to buy coffee and hang out at one.

I believe that area is near Kingstowne, close to a well-regarded ES (Lane ES), a mix of townhouses and single-family homes, and also fairly close to the Springfield/Franconia Metro station. That area tends to attract a lot of military families whose kids are actively involved with academics, athletics and other school activities.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Day laborers are definitely not an issue at that 7-11. I don't think I've ever seen anyone loitering there.

What might be a concern is the fact that the 7-11 gets a decent amount of late night traffic and early morning truck deliveries. Some houses in Windsor Knoll are very close to the 7-11 and would probably hear a bit of the associated noise.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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The 7-11 there is busy because it's on a main road. However there are no loiterers (day laborers or high school students, etc.). The thing to check out would be traffic noise, both from 7-11 and Beulah Street, and how good the sound-proofing is if you're in that part of the neighborhood.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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I expect the 7-11 there offers about the same convenience store items as other 7-11s.

Seriously, I don't think the local 7-11 defines "the overall feel" of an area. I hope this doesn't turn into one of these threads where people suggest otherwise, because day laborers have been known to buy coffee and hang out at one.
JEB, in this case it's a legitimate question because some houses in the neighborhood were built directly next to and behind the existing 7-11.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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Yes Yankees Fan, we are considering one of the houses that is right next to the 7-11. We like the house and the area but eek, it's close. I can't believe they built that close to the store but then again I know that land is scarce closer into the city. I didn't know if anyone had any insight to if the 7-11 may move with the development happening at Beulah and Telegraph.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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The 7-11 seems to be doing pretty well where they are. They've got a high-traffic, high-visibility location. I doubt they'd move.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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The houses are beautiful! They began selling and then building the neighborhood at the peak of the housing market boom; at that point people were anxious to buy where they could. It's an interesting question about whether the 7-11 will ever close or move. Just in the last several months "for sale" signs have sprouted all over Beulah Street because owners of the older SF houses are hoping to sell to developers who would buy them for the land. I don't have any inside information about what may happen, though, to help you out.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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The houses are beautiful! They began selling and then building the neighborhood at the peak of the housing market boom; at that point people were anxious to buy where they could. It's an interesting question about whether the 7-11 will ever close or move. Just in the last several months "for sale" signs have sprouted all over Beulah Street because owners of the older SF houses are hoping to sell to developers who would buy them for the land. I don't have any inside information about what may happen, though, to help you out.
I was going to say the same thing. I think after that monstrosity that is being built right down the road started, the other houses all went on the market. Not sure if they will follow the same trend and be new houses, or if they will go commerical. Much of the street is not readily accessible from both side of the road, which is essential for good business (catch em going and coming) but the 7-11 is open to traffic from both sides (without having to make a U-Turn) I don't think it is going anywhere.

But the subdivision did put up a fence further down (near the light) which I think would reduce any "walk thru" traffic.
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