IRVING, Texas -- Stripes Convenience Stores is reopening three locations in the Coastal Bend area in Texas that were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, the company has announced. A Port Aransas store opened Aug. 14, an Ingleside store will open Aug. 22 and an Aransas Pass store will open Aug. 29.
“We are excited to announce the openings of our newly rebuilt Stripes stores,” said Brad Williams, senior vice president of Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc., which owns Stripes LLC. “Our team has worked very hard to return the stores to our communities and our loyal customers. Even though the hurricane destroyed these three stores, we were able to relocate our team members to other stores that were less impacted by the storm.”
Stripes will host grand-opening celebrations for its team members and customers in the upcoming weeks. Attendees will be treated to free Slurpee drinks.
Stripes will also participate in the celebration “Remember, Rebuild, Rejoice” ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by the Ingleside, Texas, Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 25 at the Ingleside Public Library. Stripes and Laredo Taco Company are sponsoring the event and providing the lunch.
“We want to thank our team members, city partners, and most importantly, our loyal customers for their support. Together, we are Coastal Bend strong!” said Williams.
Stripes Convenience Stores operates more than 525 retail outlets in Texas and Louisiana. It offers foodservice in more than 450 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company brand. Based in Irving, Texas, 7 Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 66,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,600 in North America. The retailer is No. 1 on CSP's 2018 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.