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Many West Islip Residents Say No To 7-Eleven

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WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - The fight is on to keep a 24-hour convenience store out of a suburban Long Island neighborhood.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

There are homes directly behind and across the street from where a 7-Eleven is proposed in residential West Islip.

Residents are opposed, reported and that’s wrong say residents.

“7-Elevens are good if they’re in the right place,” said one. “Very wrong, too small.”

Hundreds have signed a petition and are speaking out against the planned store.

Among them is Bill Roth, who said, “They tell you they’re going to put in a small store, but that doesn’t mean small traffic.”

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