7-Eleven close to opening on South Main as chain seeks more Ann Arbor locations
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Renovations are underway at the site, which is located at 704 South Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Recently, the standard green, orange and red 7-Eleven sign was installed on the outside of the building.
Chabris said the business should be open by August 5.
Now, the chain is also expressing interest in building more stores in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
The property is owned by DKH Exchange, an entity registered to Keith Hayward of Ann Arbor.
Jim Chaconas of Colliers International, who represented both the retailer and the building owner in the transaction, said that the 7-Eleven is a good fit for this location because there is not a similar convenience store nearby.
“Where on Main Street, besides on the other side, can you go and get beer, wine, a slurpee, a hot dog,” Chaconas said. “Plus, it will be great for sporting events.”
Chaconas said he is continuing to look for additional store locations for the chain in the area.
“There’s interest in one by Ypsilanti and talk about putting another one or two in Ann Arbor,” he said.