The 7-Eleven store located at 2341 E. Colfax Ave., at the corner of Colfax and Josephine near East High School in Denver, is closing down after more than a decade of operation.
The store, which opened in 2011, offered merchandise at a 50% discount, excluding lottery tickets and tobacco products before their closing.
The property is owned by the Denver-based Kentro Group. According to a Denver Post article, Jimmy Balafas, an executive at Kentro Group, mentioned that 7-Eleven corporate, which owns the store, informed him about the closure through a letter but did not provide a specific reason for the decision.
Despite this, the lease for the property held by 7-Eleven extends for another couple of years. This situation implies that the building might remain unused for some time, although Balafas noted the possibility of it being utilized if someone shows interest in the property before the lease ends. He expressed a preference for having the building occupied rather than sitting empty.
The closure of this 7-Eleven store marks the end of an era for quick convenience in proximity to East High.
From an outside perspective, this seems like an excellent location at a lighted intersection, in front of a bus stop, across from a school and recreation center, all while being along one of the most traveled corridors in the country.
The lack of a clear explanation for the store's closure leaves some uncertainty regarding the future use of this property in a prominent Denver neighborhood.