Question: Which North Fork 7-Eleven Do You Prefer?

Now that the dust has settled in Mattituck, we want to know where you go.

, after about finally had its But have you been to the store at the corner of Route 25 and Factory Avenue yet? What do you think? Or do you still prefer to go to , or

Tell us in the comments.

BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 02:21 PM
celia the litter issue is already a problem come down PBB and see all the coffee cups with their logo and all the other crap tossed out the windows. you wouldn't believe the increase in litter and you would not believe what i saw at the bray pbb to the bay walk though last week.... it was disgusting they bay waters do not stand a chance of remaining clean
Celia Marszal Iannelli January 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Point well taken....I walk along PBB, to the beaches...I see it, and I get it!
BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 03:02 PM
i think we should bring the crap that we pick up back to them and dump it in the store see how they like it ...... and make the owner STOOP to PICK it UP like we do this will get ugly sooner or later.....and i think a few more coffee cups on my front lawn will get me over there...
JET January 27, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Glad to see I am not the only one who really has no use for 7-11. I love the commenter who said what about borrowing from a neighbor if you are in a pinch? Also the litter issue is BAD! Breaks my heart and also people are littering their precious bodies with the "food" choices some people posted...If I was starving I would NEVER purchase those things..
forward thinking January 27, 2012 at 04:28 PM
now - now it is the idiots who trash not 7-11. the same people would trash from where-ever. come to the end of sound road - not a 7-11 to be found but pizza, burger, deli etc there. ? must be the seaguls.
BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM
to nich and the other biz owners if you shop @7-11 ADOPT a ROAD and send out litter clean up crews its good for Biz and free advertising and good for all of us
forward thinking January 27, 2012 at 04:30 PM
bty - i dont frequent 7-11 but use bagel place in so ho rt 48
BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 04:32 PM
ft the stuff we find are 7 11 coffee cups with tons of other crap in the same piles thanks god mc donalds doesnt have a drive through
Tom January 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
If we could only get our other Southold businesses to improve their buildings, landscaping, and dark skies friendly lighting, to the standards met by the Mattituck 7-11, we would all have a better looking town.
BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM
first and foremost this is the country and we need our dark skies. we should implement a dark sky initiative like many towns have done on the ballot next nov.. second 7 11 cmon its a simple a frame with very cheap plants i am trying to find the owner of the hudson bank nightmare and MAKE HIM AN OFFER so i can build the bank like the Chase that my partners did a few years ago we can do a lot with this area and not involve govt for the most part but its starts with being good neighbors and 7 11 is not a good neighbor
Tom January 27, 2012 at 05:52 PM
"we should implement a dark sky initiative like many towns have done on the ballot next nov." -- We already did that, in 2010. Now let's get people to follow it. "The Town Board has adopted new legislation aimed at preventing artificial light from spoiling views of the night sky. Two new laws aimed at reducing pollution in Southold Town received unanimous approval from the Town Board Tuesday last week. A chorus of supporters spoke at the public hearing for the lighting law, which requires property owners planning new construction and renovations to incorporate full cut-off lighting fixtures in their plans. Those fixtures have recessed bulbs that focus all their light on the ground, shielding the night sky. The law was first proposed by the town's renewable energy committee in 2008."
Benja Schwartz January 27, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Please Don't Slurpee Me! Someone should do a sequel to Super Size Me http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/super_size_me/ called Slurpee Me! There are North Fork locals who live there. For their purposes it is "Fast, convenient. 7-Eleven®. Oh thank Heaven®" How would you like to hear Slurp me Like a Slurpee in heaven? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=346tRdcaiX4 At www.7-eleven.com you can Sign up for Slurpee Nation™ news Don't deny the appeal of 7-eleven, but don't try to tell me 7-eleven is necessary.
Benja Schwartz January 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM
references 3 Things You Should Know About Slurpee Drinks Before Your First Sip http://www.thatsfit.com/2011/07/21/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-7-eleven-slurpees/ Bon appétit in many languages http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/bonappetit.htm
dave allison January 27, 2012 at 08:57 PM
First I agree its an absurd question...however it has solicited more responses than any other issue that has ever been posted on Patch. Go figure. Give me Karen's in Cutchogue any day.
Sandy Martocchia January 27, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I think some posters have crossed the line here. Just because you run into 7-eleven to grab a paper, coffee, milk, or whatever you fancy, does not mean you do not shop at local businesses or that you should be subject to ridicule. Heck, you might not eat the food cooked under the lights there but does it give you the right to talk down to the people who do?
Damon Rallis January 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Right or wrong (and it is MY choice - not yours), I am a 7-11 junkie and have been to more 7-11s than I can actually count -- which is probably why I am such a fatty. To weigh in on the original question (which is by no means absurd). My choice is Mattituck, mostly because it is a few blocks from where I live, its clean, modern and the staff is super friendly. A close second would be Southold for the same reasons (except location). It is no surprise - they are owned by the same people who, might I add, own houses and live in the Town of Southold, have kids in the school district, participate in local organizations and donate to local causes. So, as far as I am concerned, I AM shopping locally. We live in an age of franchises people... get used to it. A franchise may not look like a "mom and pop" but it can certainly be owned by a "mom and pop." Now, the only thing absurd are these comments. Recently, my family and I went for a nice long walk on the beach here in Mattituck and I was disgusted by the amount of litter I saw. Most of it was candy wrappers. I say we find Willy Wonka, hang him, and burn down his chocolate factory because, clearly, it is all HIS fault! As for "not needing" a 7-11 and borrowing from our neighbors? Its not 1957 folks and do you really think that this family would have invested their money in a new 7-11 if it wasn't going to be successful? Finally, can we get a like/dislike button for the comments? Sandy deserves one for her last comment!
BOB PALADIN January 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM
if its a logo cup on my front lawn then i know where it came from I will do whats required . i dont go there and dump garbage why should i accept 7 11 crap on mine and what worse our sewers run right to the bay i dont care what garbage people put in their bodfies just dont put the refuse out of the car get a car bag or cant you stand the stench 7 11 send out litter pickers now..... be a good neighbor
Benja Schwartz January 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Do you know that 7-eleven is owned by a Japanese Corporation? 4 an I opener see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Eleven#Japan and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Eleven
Benja Schwartz January 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Love the one your with, but don't hate the one who isn't with you. The problem is that our community is divided. United we stand, divided we fall. How would the North Fork change if there was no 7-eleven? What do we need 7-eleven for? Please don't attack me because I can live without the convenience of fast food.
Benja Schwartz January 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Question: Which North Fork Do You Prefer?
BOB PALADIN January 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM
benji if thats the case the japanese corps i work with are incredibly astute at customer service. they would not allow liter to be spewed about by a franchise owner..thanks i will send them my daily photographs
lucarallis January 28, 2012 at 02:44 AM
that is so wrong.pick up the 7 11 trash an dump it on their lawn.
Damon Rallis January 28, 2012 at 03:19 AM
@Benja: I am by no means attacking you and you are entitled to your opinion and I applaud you for living without fast food (I actually envy you for that). Yes, imagine a North Fork without 7-11s... McDonalds, et al. -- but they are here... I just think that some of the comments out here were a little over the top...
Sandy Martocchia January 28, 2012 at 05:24 AM
I prefer the North Fork that I grew up in where people were cordial to one another and did not openly attack people who made the choice to shop at 7-eleven. If you do not want to shop at 7-eleven that's fine, don't go there. Many other people do shop there on a regular basis for things other than slurpees or fast food. Do not think you have a right to belittle the contractors, painters, plumbers, electricians, dock builders, truck drivers, carpenters, landscapers, municipal employees, firemen, police officers, nurses, and others who go there. They might not have the inclination, or the time, to respond such rubbish but I just cannot let the class warfare that is implied by some of the comments go. That's not the North Fork where I was raised.
forward thinking January 28, 2012 at 05:53 AM
BOB PALADIN January 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM
i was raised in the heart of the city where we cleaned out own stoops and swept the curbs of our neighbors. we had total respect for one another. .then i saw a break down in 'quality of life ' issues and got out.. a simple thing like throwing trash out a car window from a disposable food source lowers my quality of life..I am a civil and gc contractor and if my workers were slobs i would fire them so i don't think its the tradesman that dump where they live.no class warfare here i wear my bots and jeans proudly I am a hard ass and am American proud and wont take sht from anyone so 7 11 send out cleaning crews before it gets redumped where it came from. not kidding
forward thinking January 28, 2012 at 02:41 PM
bp you hit the nail on the head.. the q of l had lowered and the quantity of disposable has increased. Deli's(and deli types) have been arround for years producing disposable containers. whemn i started in the constr. indus. i brought my lunch in a lunch box (the black one with the silver ribbed thermos) and the "wax paper" was burned on the job site. 7-11 is merely the extension of the deli except it has its products mass produced (for profit). to blame them our of frustration with the moral decay of some people is not fair.
BOB PALADIN January 28, 2012 at 02:49 PM
my point is we are all neighbors and need to respect each other . i am trying to find the real owner of the HB property and make them a fair offer to finish or recreate the work. if we are successful we will adopt part of the road in front of us and maintain its cleanliness and eye appeal.. we are citizens here too I expect that 7 11 and other business's should do the same ..
forward thinking January 28, 2012 at 04:08 PM
kristy January 29, 2012 at 06:04 PM
7-11 is 7-11 go get ehat you need and be Happy!


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