It has been a few months of worry for Golden’s late-night snackers, but they can rest easy now that 7-Eleven Canada has reached an agreement with their landlords here in Golden.
It was announced in late October, 2012, that the Golden location of 7-Eleven, located on the corner of 9th Avenue North and 10th Avenue North, would be closing.
The parties were unable to reach a leasing agreement, and staff members were notified of the closure, which was expected to occur sometime in January, 2013.
On Jan. 19, 7-Eleven Canada officially announced that a leasing agreement had been reached, and that the doors would remain open.
“We’re excited to announce that our 7-Eleven store in Golden is here to stay,” said Laurie Smith, communications manager for 7-Eleven Canada.
“After lengthy negotiations, we are thrilled to be able to renew our lease for the next 10 years as of February 1. Our employees have been informed, so we now want to share our good news with our loyal guests.”
When the closure was announced, officials with the company insisted that they were determined to stay in the community, and that they would begin searching for a new location in Golden. Fortunately they did not have to do that.
“It’s a significant event for us as we have been in the Golden community for 25 years, and this is a popular store,” said Smith.
“We have very much appreciated the community support we have received recently, and over the past few decades. We look forward to continuing to provide quality convenience to the Golden community for many more years to come.”
7-Eleven is the only location in the downtown area where customers can get food late, and often has long line-ups when the bars close.