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7-Eleven Store Opening in Cumberland County Without Alcohol Sales

A new 7-Eleven store is set to open at 151 Gettysburg Pike in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, by July 25. The opening comes after delays due to difficulties in obtaining a liquor license, which ultimately will not be available at this location.

Highview Commercial, the developer based in New Jersey, encountered challenges with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board when their application for an economic development liquor license was denied. Economic development licenses are less expensive than traditional restaurant liquor licenses but have stringent criteria and limited availability.

The store, which has remained vacant since last summer, features a 5,000-square-foot facility developed at a cost of $6 million by Highview, in addition to $3 million in roadway improvements made in partnership with Linlo Properties. Despite the setbacks, including a failed deal to secure a $700,000 liquor license earlier this spring, the store will offer standard 7-Eleven amenities such as fuel and food along with a Raise the Roost Chicken & Biscuits kiosk. This kiosk marks the first of its kind in the area, offering fried chicken, wings, and breakfast foods.

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