Store employees were putting the last touches on the new 7-Eleven on Main Street in Grapevine Wednesday, preparing to open a business that attracted controversy as owners sought city approval.
Other Main Street business owners feared customers would buy liquor and carry it down the street. Proponents said city residents who live in the downtown area need a convenience store within walking distance.
In the end it was approved, with a market concept that will include more fresh produce than other 7-Elevens.
More new businesses coming to Grapevine were outlined during today's monthly economic development partnership meeting, sponsored by the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce.
Cases headed for the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission or filings for business permits include:
A building permit approved for a $600,000 renovation of Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th at Grapevine Mills mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy.
A permit application for a Michael Kors store at Grapevine Mills mall, valued at $200,000.
A permit application for a $229,000 alteration of Famous Footwear at Grapevine Mills.
A permit application for a $214,000 interior alteration at Body Central at Grapevine Mills.
A beer and wine permit request for a Quik Trip at 1701 Hwy. 26.
Request for approval of an addition to Riverwoods Memory Care and Bear Creek Lodge Assisted Living at 3721 and 3729 Ira E. Woods Ave.
A permit request from Farina's Winery, 418 and 420 S. Main St., to allow sales of mixed drinks.