7-Eleven Opening on Milpas St. in Santa Barbara

Taking over former auto repair site

John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
POSTED: 07:32 PM PST Nov 21, 2013    UPDATED: 08:50 PM PST Nov 21, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

7-Eleven is nearly finished with a new location on the Santa Barbara Eastside.

It will be located at 420 N. Milpas St.  The site was formerly a Fast Lane auto repair business.

A green fence is up around the property while construction crews modify the building.

The site is on a very busy street with an estimated 25,000 vehicle trips a day.  The neighborhood is densely populated, and several schools are within walking distance.

7-Eleven had been looking for a location on Milpas St. for months before securing this location. 

Earlier this year 7-Eleven also opened a new store in Isla Vista.