Capital Trail 7-Eleven to be demolished, replaced with new store

The store sits along the Virginia Capital Trail, seen right. (Photos by Mike Platania)

As the Virginia Capital Trail celebrates its fifth birthday, a frequently used commercial amenity along its path is celebrating its 50th year with a substantial makeover.

The 7-Eleven at 1125 New Market Road is about to be demolished to make way for a new 7-Eleven store and fueling station. The shop is located along the Virginia Capital Trail, which has been seeing a spike in usage during the pandemic.

The 50-year-old shop is set to be razed.

Since the trail’s unveiling in October 2015, the New Market 7-Eleven has become a popular stopping point for runners and cyclists in need of calories and refreshment.

Now 7-Eleven corporate is preparing to raze the 50-year-old store along with a neighboring building at 6425 Osborne Turnpike, which was formerly home to True Professional Barber Shop.

7-Eleven filed plans with Henrico County earlier this year to build a new 3,000-square-foot store on the store’s site and an eight-pump fuel station on the former barbershop site. The Dallas-based chain bought both parcels for a combined $600,000 in 2016, per Henrico property records.

A drawing of the new store’s facade. (Courtesy county documents)

Demolition is about to begin, and a 7-Eleven spokesperson said the new shop is expected to be completed in February 2021.

Newly built 7-Elevens in the Richmond area have proven to be a valuable asset in recent months.

Over the summer, a pair of new 7-Elevens in South Richmond and in Henrico sold for a combined $12.1 million, a total of $10 million over their assessed values.

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Carl Schwendeman
Carl Schwendeman
16 days ago

Japan the 711’s sell really nice fresh sushi and other ready made things which are pretty amazing would be good for the capital trail.

But I hope the new 711 seperates the Capital trail from it’s parking lot and builds a new sidewalk on Osborn Turnpike that can be extended in the future as a spur of the Capital Trail.