Celebrating the opening of 7-Eleven
By Julie Matuszewski; photos courtesy of Bridget Dvorak
“Oh, thank heaven for 7-Eleven” is one of the oldest and catchiest slogans. Castle Pines newest convenience store and gas station officially opened with a July 11 (7/11) celebration.
The new store, located at 7530 Village Square Drive, celebrated with five days of freebies for customers – everything from coffee to hot dogs and pizza and of course Slurpees and Big Gulps. Music entertainment by KYGO and scratch card giveaways provided by Colorado Lottery were a few of the fun activities. As good neighbors and showing support for the community’s first responders, 7-Eleven staff made a surprise delivery of fresh brewed coffee and donuts to the local South Metro fire station.
Excited to be part of the Castle Pines community, the new store donated $711 to the Douglas County Libraries – Castle Pines camp program. The donation was part of the company’s ongoing community outreach initiative, Project A-Game. The outreach program provides meaningful youth development opportunities through education and play. Grants, which have been jointly funded by local franchisees of 7-Eleven stores have provided critical funding for academic, fitness, safety and hunger-relief programs for youth.
Store manager Devon Vitting began with the 7-Eleven franchise in 2020 and said he loves the people he works with and interacting with the community members every day. Vitting’s vision for the new store is to focus on the community, and he looks forward to being active in future neighborhood events.
The new store concept offers an assortment of exclusive products, including fresh daily sandwiches, hot breakfast sandwiches and Nitro cold brew. The new store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.