Braddock Road 7-Eleven Closes
What would you like to see at Yates Corner?
The 7-Eleven in the 400 block of E. Braddock Road has closed, making way for the construction of the Yates Corner development.
The other businesses in the retail strip closed at the end of July.
The redevelopment project is an assemblage between Jason Yates, who owns the nearby automotive repair shop, and the Southland Corporation, owners of 7-Eleven. The project included the purchase of a small piece of city-owned property at the corner of Braddock Road and Mt. Vernon Avenue.
According to the Yates Corner website, the development is expected to be completed in fall 2013.
The development will include a new 7-Eleven, a green dry cleaners operated by Yates and new office space and vehicle storage for Yates Automotive.
The concept plan approved in June 2011 described a mixed-use development for commercial use “consisting of a free-standing 3,000 square foot 7-Eleven building on the east end of the site; an 18,000 square-foot two-story retail/office/auto service building on the west part of the site; and a two-level parking structure (one level below grade) behind the buildings with a small surface parking lot between the two buildings.”
Along with the two new structures, a circular-shaped pedestrian plaza with landscaping at the corner of Braddock Road and Mt. Vernon Avenue was part of the approved proposal.
A sign posted at the site in late August says 3,000 square feet of retail or restaurant space and 7,000 square feet of office space remain available at the new building.
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