7-Eleven Suing Long Island Town Over Convenience Store Regulations

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.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

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.

What do you think of the new regulations? Sound off below in our comments section…

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  • John

    Just wondering if that old Restaurant might be a historic building?

  • John

    Should not the residents of Northport/East Northport have the right to say ENOUGH!Especially when it comes to a 24 hour operation,let Vernon Valley& Waterside Rd. go to sleep at night.it is also a major school crossing for children going to Middleville School (a middle school) and already a heavy traffic commuter 5 way intersection.I hope a traffic and pedestrian count will be held by the town,we need less down zoning not more!We the residents don’t want a Queens type Area and a day labor hang out.Let us have an old fashion Village here.Its our right is it not??

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  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

    • Boomer

      Stop posting this stupid message.

      • Meme Meyagi

        Boomer , swim back to afrika fkn mooslime terrorist

  • Chuck Curry

    Some politician probably has an interest in the local grocery store.

  • hee haw

    First it was the Jews, then Koreans and now the Indians who are now owning all the businesses (gas stations, c-stores, dunkin donuts, taxi cab drivers, .99 cent stores, etc). Their generations make money and provide for their children who then move up. They all make a decent living which is why they go into it. White people don’t want to own them. Black people are too lazy to own them. Hispanics don’t have the money for them. That only leaves it to the Asians. If you don’t like it then, open your own business or don’t shop there.
    As to the topic here, I think the town is trying to bully them out. I don’t know where the police would go unless DD is in town for their free coffee.

  • saltine

    Every 7-11 I’ve been in, with the exception of TWO (run by ENGLISH speaking, TAX paying AMERICANS!!!) is a dirty unwelcoming mess. Their sanitary standards are garbage. Go to a Wa-Wa’s in South Jersey, run by ENGLISH SPEAKING Americans and you will understand the vast vast difference. The variety and the cleanliness and the fact that when you ask a question, you actually get an answer and not IGNORANCE!!!!

    Back in the day, before the Indian Food Stamp/Medicaid/ Balkanization plague, 7-11s were pleasant and “convenient”, selling products that were not left out in the hot sun out back and had not gone well past their expiration dates. The service was much better as they SPOKE ENGLISH and GAVE YOU BAGS for your 5 items without having to beg them. They pretend to not understand you and treat women with condescension.

    Oh yes, young’ns the 7-11 actually once GAVE YOU BAGS with which to hold your purchase.

    • Besalel

      you obviously havent spent much time in the rural south where the 7-11s are indeed run by english speaking americans but they are so nasty you wouldnt walk in there for all the plastic bags you can handle.

    • Apu


      please to take a plastic bag and put it over your head please.

      thank you, come again!

  • p8nt

    I would like to see the evidence that they presented to pass this ordinance. Chances are some prick politician hates the people that go to, or work, at 7-11.
    At least the people there are working, unlike the thousands of Americans who have been in welfare for the past 20 years.



    • Andrew R

      Hey Snapperhead, better get used to those dots cause someone with that dot is going to be be your future boss. Indian are the single richest community in the United States as well as the most educated. They are also in the highest bracket of tax payers. More then 500 indians immigrate to the US on a daily basis. In 5 years where will that leave you Snapperhead?

      • saltine

        They also all hire lawyers to ensure they get the MAXIMUM in Food Stamps, Section 8 and Medicaid before they even grace our shores with their dirt. They also have not paid a DIME into the System before collecting these United States jackpot benefits.

        Many in the Edison, NJ (Indian Capital of the United States), stuff their illegal relatives into small 2 bedroom apartments. They knock down fire walls in their apts illegally and rewire electricity in the walls. Fires are always happening. Read the local papers there and see for yourselves.

        The bed bug epidemic is huge there because of their ways of over-crowding.

        THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU, forced socialism and balkanization. You have made my life as a tax-paying, well-educated citizen soooooo much better!!! :D

        • Boomer

          Very true about Edison, Iselin as well. Those two towns have turned into curry-flavored cesspools.

    • val

      It means that there are hard working immigrants in this country who are not sitting on their butts collecting welfare and unemployment insurance like some lazy ass Americans. Maybe you’re one of them.

      • ed broker

        It also means that they are the only ones who OUR government gives small business loans to. If your off the boat? dont speak english? Heeerrres your loan! start a business and dont worry about paying it back. Oh and if your white?, wheres your house as collateral? No house then….no loan whitey!

      • andrew R

        That was a good one Val.



    • Tappan ZZ Top

      You want to scratch off the dot to see if you won anything, but the scratch-off ticket may strike back when provoked.

    • overit

      It means they are push starts. If they wear a turbin that means they are a pull start. Either way they don’t take baths smell awful are cheap act like you are bothering them when you ask were an item is in the store.

  • Scunnerous

    Oh, it’s just more Agenda 21: regulate… regulate… regulate.

  • Michael H.


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  • Louis Donet

    I think the town is being ridiculous. I could understand if it was a restaurant, but a 7-Eleven? Most people go in for maybe a minute or two and dash right out. It’s not a long visit like a restaurant or a department store.

  • JR

    Gee, another town creating BS rules and laws to kill business! Big f-ing surprise here. I say 7-11 let it go, and let it turn into a crack den. How much tax $$$ does the store bring in annually???? I bet a fair amount.

  • Bigbrostyx Walls

    I can understand that,because their prices are out of this world.Not many can afford to buy anything from their franchise.

    • Tappan ZZ Top

      You’re right, last week, I had to take out a second mortgage on my house just
      to afford a Slurpee.

  • Mr. Petrone

    Ideally we’ll end uo with a 7-11 store every 500 feet along 25A. Alternating with CVSs of course.

  • Amused but not misled

    Sounds like some politco did not get the grease he/she requested from the 7-11

  • iggy

    long island? nazi-republican town.

  • Rodger

    Like it or not a convenience store brings with it an indelible stamp on an area, and due to the glaring signs and flashy colors it is not always compatible with a residential area. Of course there should be adequate parking and delivery tricks should not park in the street, creating a traffic hazard. The look of an area is far more important that a corporation advertising itself with brash signs, colors and lighting. Care must be paid to the quality of life; without which care, the quality soon diminishes.

  • Nancy

    My daughter works for a 7-11 corporate owned store. I’ve never seen such a clean and bright place. Between the best coffee in the universe and their Slurpees, who can complain? They should raise the standards in the franchises and I’m sure things would change :)

  • Mitch

    More over-regulation from the Town’s !!!

  • Uncle

    I like the new regs in general, but I’d cut the tree buffer a bit. Create a place where youths can hang out, and they will…

  • Natacha Cordova

    I think it is ridiculous that the town is trying to impose such a regulation. 7-11 as well as other connivence stores are there for one purpose… to run in pick up a quick item and leave. It is not like a person is going to to make weekly shopping at 7-11.

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