Are You a Fan of the New 7-Eleven in Nesconset?

The convenience store is approaching one year open on the corner of Terry Road and Route 347.

A new 7-Eleven that started taking shape last summer at the corner of Terry Road and Route 347 in Nesconset, on the opposite side of the road of Walgreens, which was was initially not well received by Patch readers.

"Totally unnecessary. There are two 7-Eleven stores just down the road from that intersection on Smithtown Blvd. Maybe that corner should have been used for Sonic instead," wrote reader Nesconset resident back in July 2012.

RELATED: New 7-Eleven Taking Shape on Route 347

While the location has been open since the winter, opinion is more of a 50-50 split to those in favor of the location and those opposed.

"I live around the block, it seems to be alright. I come here every morning," said St. James resident Joe Monzolino, who was shopping at the location Tuesday morning.

Also shopping at the location was Greg Saladino of Nesconset, who views the location in a less than favorable light. While convenient he said it is a specific product that led him to the store Tuesday morning.

"The only reason I'm coming here is because they have the new soda fountain with cherry and vanilla, otherwise I'd be going to the other guys," he said.

Now that the location has been around for some time, what are your thoughts on having a 7-Eleven there? Is it convenient? Do you shop there? Has your mind changed in either direction since it opened?

Let us know in the comments.

Ann April 02, 2013 at 05:57 PM
In the first place it has not been there a year they have been building it for the past year - it actually opened up only several months ago
localguy April 02, 2013 at 06:14 PM
correct........ opened right about the end of 2012.......... give or take a week or so.
Mike April 02, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Just what we need , another 7-11. We must fit into some crazy demographic to need so many .
Henry Powderly (Editor) April 02, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Ann, we've made the correction. Thanks for catching that.
EPG April 02, 2013 at 08:09 PM
Wasn't thrilled about it with another one right up the road, but happened to find myself patronizing the new 7-11 within a week of opening. Rumor has it that the one right up the road on Terry may be going away, this one would be the replacement.
localguy April 02, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Go there on a weekday morning and watch how many cars come into the parking lot off Terry Rd and cut through to avoid the light.
jeremiah bullfrog April 02, 2013 at 11:29 PM
With one just 1 mile up the road, wouldn't it have made more sense to open one up EASTBOUND, across the street, where the other new construction is?
mike bauer April 03, 2013 at 12:47 AM
7-Eleven, McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and the big-box stores are a blight on the community. They destroy small business owners.
Gerry T April 03, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Yeah that 7-11 sure looks like a blight on the community..... And as far as destroying small business.... 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts are Small Business and are individually owned and operated. Its really scary when people have no clue, yet decide to comment.
melanie April 03, 2013 at 01:55 PM
its so funny how all these people complain as they are leaving the store....been to the store and its nice to see 7-11 actually continue building better looking stores the other ones need to be replaced...this store is clean and has great customer service.. actually brought my kids to the grand opening last week and they were giving away slurpees..
localguy April 03, 2013 at 02:00 PM
While many 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts locations are franchises there are a number of these that are corporately owned. The 7-11 is a corp location. They open a location, run the business for a while and then determine what the value of that franchise is. Additionally, many owners of Dunkin Donut franchises own a protected area and run multiple locations. While they are not a blight on the community they have little concern for the community as most of the franchise owners don't live in those communities.
Robc1940 April 03, 2013 at 02:43 PM
The building looks nice however I dont see the value of it considering there is one right down the road. Putting it on the other corner would have made more sense to me. I do agree that most people will be using it to cut through to avoid waiting for the light at Terry Rd and Rt 347.
michael angotti April 03, 2013 at 02:45 PM
while I frequent the new store for soda,it is a new machine I have been going to the one on lake ave for almost 40 years,they just need new equipment there,and maybe it would have served us better to have something different that we haven't had before like a sonic or chick fil a.or arbys coming back to suffolk county,all we ever get on long island is banks,drug sotres,7/11's,macdonalds,and dunkin dougnuts enough is enough already,oh a closed down burger king is massapequa is about to become a dairy queen,why couldn't this have been them> they would make a killing in my opinion.
Skakmati April 03, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Really......what does it matter if there are other 7-11's in the area? Eventually, free enterprise, market demand will sort it all out. In the meantime we have a beautiful building on the corner that disturbs no one, as opposed to a fast food franchise that might raise neighbors concerns and creat more traffic. And the building is surely a big improvement on the gas station that was there (same applies across the street). A Sonic? A Chick-fil-A? Really?
Robc1940 April 03, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Why not just leave the space open....no need to develop every parcel of land. And yes free enterprise and market demand will sort it out....and then we will have another empty building in Smithtown, just what we need. However I do love some Chic-fil-A........
Jim Bennett April 03, 2013 at 05:51 PM
If the owner can make a buck and help us pay our School Taxes, good luck to him. Profitable businesses help all of us.


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