New 7-Eleven Approved for The Heights

41 Central Avenue At Route 139 New 7 Eleven Jersey City
Site of future 7-Eleven: 41 Central Avenue at Route 139, The Heights, Jersey City. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

Central Avenue is one of Jersey City’s most prominent retail corridors, but a less traveled section of the street appears to be getting a 7-Eleven convenience store that city officials have already approved.

Earlier this year, construction commenced at 41 Central Avenue, a property right on the corner of heavily-traveled Route 139. The 0.3-acre site is owned by Davanne Realty Company, and they swiftly began removing gas pumps that were present on the land.

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Davanne Realty then went before the city’s zoning board on July 19 seeking a “d” variance for use at the property, which would allow them to construct a proposed 7-Eleven at the site. The board unanimously approved the application, which paves the way for the company to start rebuilding their store from scratch.

It’s unclear if a full remediation has taken place at the land, but no sign is currently posted about any ongoing investigations. 7-Eleven thus far has not returned a request for comment regarding the construction timeline for their Central Avenue store.

7-Eleven currently has five locations within Jersey City; one along JFK Boulevard just south of Communipaw Avenue, another at 3080 JFK Boulevard in a Shell gas station, a Downtown spot on 14th Street near the Holland Tunnel, a 33 Journal Square Plaza outpost, and a Tonnelle Avenue location near the city’s western border. Their latest Central Avenue spot is just five blocks from Reservoir #3 and abuts a major road that feeds into the Holland Tunnel.


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  1. there’s a 7/11 literally right around the corner from here.

    either way, this is in walking distance of 3 schools, it will be a goldmine thanks to the kids and teachers alike.


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