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Nauck Community to Welcome New 7-Eleven

The small business owner of the new store, Nasir Ahmad, is a longtime neighbor and owner of the popular Lucky 7 convenience store, which was destroyed by a fire last year.

A new 7-Eleven is opening in the Nauck community in Arlington; 7-Eleven logo
A new 7-Eleven is opening in the Nauck community in Arlington; 7-Eleven logo
There will be a grand-opening celebration on Saturday in the Nauck Community as it welcomes a new 7-Eleven to the neighborhood, according to a news release from Arlington County.

The Nauck Civic Association, community members and Arlington County will join the owner of a new 7-Eleven on Saturday to celebrate the store’s opening on the ground floor of the Shelton, a 94-unit affordable housing apartment building, the news release said.

The small business owner of the new 7-Eleven store, Nasir Ahmad, is known to many in the Nauck community as a longtime neighbor and owner of the popular Lucky 7 convenience store. In 2013, a fire destroyed Lucky 7, leaving Nauck without a convenience store and causing several people to lose their jobs.

Ahmad, a strong supporter of the neighborhood and its heritage, chose to start his new venture in Nauck. Working with County staff, Ahmad  explored options for another retail opportunity and obtained a franchise to open the 7-Eleven store. 

Ahmad’s 7-Eleven is consistent with the adopted Nauck Village Center Action Plan, which guides reinvigorating the commercial area with mixed-use development; affordable housing; and retail and services. The plan calls for a walkable, “Main Street” environment along Shirlington Road. Since adoption of the plan in 2004, two developments have added 130 affordable housing units to the neighborhood.

What
  • A grand-opening ribbon-cutting event
When
  • Saturday, May 17 - Grand Opening with free food and drinks from 1-4 p.m.; ribbon-cutting ceremony from 2-2:30 p.m.
Where 
  • 3215 24th Street S. (AHC Shelton)
Who
  • Tyra Baker, Chair, Nauck Revitalization Organization
  • Clyde Pelzer, Second Vice President, Nauck Civic Association
  • Nasir Ahmad, Owner, 7-Eleven
  • Walter Tejada, County Board Member
  • County staff

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