Yesterday The Advoc8te along with some of her HIVE 2.0 officemates headed over to the new 7-Eleven to check out their space and indulge in a Slurpee -- or two, or three. ;) While The Advoc8te always equated 7-Eleven to junk food and Big Gulps I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of fresh food in the way of fruit, sandwiches, and salads. It was nice to see at least some attempt to incorporate some healthy eating into a neighborhood still considered by many to be a "food dessert."
As we were exiting I noticed that several discount stores on Good Hope Rd had undertaken a little upgrade of their own. The shop directly across from 7-11 was sporting some freshly cleaned windows (possibly a first in the 6 years I've been in the neighborhood) and a newly organized window display. It seems consumers aren't the only ones taking notice of the new kid on the block. ;) Here is to hoping the upgrades continue.
Including some pictures from my visit below.