7-Eleven puts brakes on presentation about convenience store at notorious intersection

Representatives for 7-Eleven have put the brakes on a presentation that was to take place Monday night before the Lady Lake Commission.

The convenience store giant wants to build a gas station, store and car wash at the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.

Signals from the commission have not been friendly.

Two commissioners came out publicly on Dec. 3 and vowed to vote against the 7-Eleven at a notorious intersection known for traffic congestion and frequent accidents. Commissioner Dan Vincent said he felt burned by broken promises about funding for improvements on Rolling Acres Road and a less-than-caring reception from a Lake County Commission member. Commissioner Paul Hannan said he thinks the town has enough gasoline stations. Villages-News.com offered its thoughts on the proposed 7-Eleven in a recent editorial.

However, 7-Eleven isn’t giving up. The presentation has been rescheduled for Jan. 23.