Reporting Sophia Hall
HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – A Long Island town is taking on 7-Eleven, accusing the convenience store chain of being a detriment to the town’s quality of life.
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The Huntington Town Board approved new regulations for convenience stores that say if a store wants to open, it must have enough space in their parking lots for delivery trucks.
The regulations also call for 10 to 25 feet of trees to buffer any noise that would disturb nearby residents and a large enough lot so that patrons do not have to park in the street.
7-Eleven is suing the town claiming the new regulations are unfair and discriminate against convenience stores.
The town says it plans to “vigorously defend” the new regulations in court.
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