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7-Eleven Stores Returning to Jacksonville

12:59 PM, Mar 21, 2012   |    comments
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Jacksonville, Fla. - 7-Eleven plans to open at least 80 new stores in Jacksonville by 2015, with up to 20 new locations opening before the end of the year.

7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto joined Mayor Alvin Brown, Governor Rick Scott and developer Toney Sleiman for the announcement at The Jacksonville Landing, which Sleiman owns.

The first new store is expected to open next month at 14958 Duval Road on the Northside. The company also plans to develop at least one store downtown.

Each of the new stores will generate roughly $100,000 in annual sales and property taxes for the city, according a news release from 7-Eleven.

The company estimates about ten new jobs will be created at each store.  Salaries weren't announced.

The company also donated $7,711 to Mayor Brown's Learn to Earn program. 

Sleiman, CEO of Sleiman Enterprises, said in the 1960s he remembers his father driving around to scout out 7-Eleven locations when the company first came to town.  Sleiman's father was a real estate developer at the time.

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