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Crain’s New York Business reports that within five years, 7-Eleven plans to have as many as 100 stores operating in Manhattan - 10 times the number that it currently has open there. 7-Eleven “recently opened two outposts in Murray Hill and has signed leases for another two locations elsewhere in the borough,” and is “actively looking for additional opportunities.

According to the story, 7-Eleven “has a strong balance sheet and good credit, so landlords are more willing to take 7-Eleven on as a tenant. So far, the company has replaced old delis and DVD stores, and even a former Starbucks on Third Avenue.”
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