11/29/14 4:00pm
11/29/2014 4:00 PM
Flanders 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven store in Flanders. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The 7-Eleven built in Flanders last spring is scheduled to open on Dec. 17, a spokeswoman for the convenience store chain has confirmed.

“It’s done, but we are waiting for sign permits before we can open,” said Margaret Chabris, 7-Eleven’s director of corporate communications, about the store located near the Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue intersection.  (more…)

06/22/14 10:00am
06/22/2014 10:00 AM

Cutchogue 7-Eleven reopens

Petitions. Picket signs. Whistles and horns. Your local Democratic party leader comparing it to Walmart, which has “destroyed America.”

Petitions. Picket signs. Whistles and horns. Your local Democratic party leader comparing it to Walmart, which has “destroyed America.”

Dozens of letters to the editor.

That’s how you protest a 7-Eleven. At least, that’s how they did it in Mattituck in 2009.

The folks in Flanders, however, have taken another tack to try and stop a local “Sevs” from opening. They’ve waited until after construction started to raise concerns publicly, despite News-Review coverage of the store’s coming dating back to December, when plans for a 7-Eleven at Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue were filed. (more…)

05/27/14 12:00pm
05/27/2014 12:00 PM
Clearing began last week at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders, where is a new 7-Eleven store is being built. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Clearing began last week at the corner of Cypress Avenue and Flanders Road in Flanders, where is a new 7-Eleven store is being built. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Clearing started last week for a new 7-Eleven convenience store in Flanders on the southwest corner of Flanders Road and Cypress Avenue, and Southampton Town officials say the project is expected to have full approvals.

The site had previously received site plan approval from the Southampton Town Planning Board for a convenience store under the prior owner, a group headed by Bryan Whalen of Hampton Bays, who told the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association in 2009 that he was planning a small convenience store that he would operate himself. (more…)

03/26/14 6:29am
03/26/2014 6:29 AM

Riverhead Police said a man was robbed of $300 at 7-Eleven shortly before 2 a.m. this morning and are seeking the public’s help finding the man who did it.

According to police, a 39-year-old Segal Avenue resident was sent to Peconic Bay Medical Center after someone punched him in the face at the 7-Eleven near the Department of Motor Vehicles, fracturing his nose in the process.

The robber fled the scene, according to police, taking his wallet with $300 cash in the process.

Police said they are still investigating and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call police at 727-4500, ext. 377.

08/14/12 5:00pm
08/14/2012 5:00 PM

A donation jar for hungry children was stolen from a Riverhead convenience store last week, police said.

An unknown man swiped the clear plastic jar — which was labeled “Hope” and contained about $200 in bills and coins ­— from a 7 Eleven store on Route 58 about 5:45 p.m. last Wednesday, an employee at the store reported to police.

The suspect, described as a middle-aged, heavy-set white man with a mustache and salt and pepper hair, came into the store asking for directions, police said.

An employee at the store, which is at a gas station just east of Riverhead Raceway, said the man began reading a paper and when the employee turned to help another customer, the man left the store.

A second employee who was outside the store at the time told police he saw the suspect leave the store “with jar in hand” and get into a 2004 blue Ford Taurus driven by a white man with blonde hair in his late 30s.

The two suspects fled the scene in the car, headed west on Route 58, police said.

Police searched the area for the car, but were unable to locate it, according to a police report. An employee at the store told police she would keep a copy of the surveillance video in case the store’s managers decide to press charges at a later date.