Back in 2009, we reported that 7-Eleven had acquired the White Hen Pantry franchises in New England, including the 342 Hanover Street store at the corner of N. Bennet Street.
Over the past few years, most While Hen Pantry locations have been converted to the 7-Eleven brand and format.
A conversion at 342 Hanover St. of the White Hen to 7-Eleven is expected this year, according to employees at the location.
This will result in two 7-Eleven chain stores closely located to each other on Hanover Street. An existing 7-Eleven is already operating at the corner of Commercial Street. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the world’s largest convenience store chain with close to 49,500 stores in 16 countries according to their website.
A number of residents unhappy with the proposed changeover are collecting signatures in a petition to save the White Hen Pantry. One petition is available for signing by seeing Anne Devlin Tagliaferro at 383 Hanover St. (Anzalone Realty, 617 367 1300) or via email.