Demolition of old 7-Eleven on 21st; replacement seen in December
A wrecking crew with Christofferson Commercial Builders was busy July 26 tearing down the 46-year-old structure at 1011 S. 21st St.
According to Alan Whitaker, who was on the scene for Christofferson, his company will also handle the construction of a new store on the 1-acre site, with completion scheduled in mid-December.
The facility closed at the end of May, after Colorado Springs Planning staff had approved a development plan for its replacement earlier in the spring. The demolition was delayed because of issues gaining approval for the actual work, according to Pikes Peak Regional Building Department records.
Plans show the new 7-Eleven having the same north-south alignment, with gas pumps in front as before. But the building will be smaller - 3,062 square feet compared with 7,180 - because it won't have office space on either side like the old place did.
That new size is comparable to that of other modern 7-Elevens.
The project follows the store's purchase last October by 7-Eleven Inc. in Dallas, Texas. The site previously had been owned by a local group, AHAG LLC, which still owns 1.77 acres of vacant land just up the street at 1035 S. 21st.
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