August 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The new 7-Eleven convenience store at 60 Valley Street held a Grand Opening celebration on Friday. The store has been open for business since July 18, at the former site of Town Hall Deli, which moved just around the corner to 4 1st Street in June.
“We love it here. This community is great for us,” said 7-Eleven regional manager Michael Viglione. “Everybody who has been coming in is very happy that we’re here, so we’re excited to be here.”
The party featured a DJ spinning hit tunes in the parking lot while employees gave away t-shirts, travel cups and more. Inside the store, customers were treated to sandwiches and the chain’s famous Slurpees. BodyArmor Superdrink hosted a football-throwing contest and gave out samples.
“We’re happy to be here to support the grand opening of the all-new 7-Eleven here in South Orange,” said Sammy Mui, of BodyArmor Superdrink. “We are even more excited to support the community of South Orange by bringing them a healthier alternative to the other products out there on the market.”
The local store’s manager Ravi Meel said, “This is a great company, a great store. We’re here to support the community.”
South Orange Trustee Steve Schnall was on hand to assist in the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Nancy Gould, the Acting Director of the South Orange Village Center Alliance.