The 7-Eleven in downtown Trail is expected to close this week but the fuel truck was busy filling up the tanks on Monday.

7-Eleven store slated to close this week

Future of downtown Trail convenience store site remains up in the air

The fate of the last lonely gas station in downtown Trail is still undecided with only days to go before the current retailer onsite, 7-Eleven Stores, takes its leave.

“7-Eleven has the lease until the end of the month but they are pulling out on the 20th,” said Adrien Byrne, spokesperson for Chevron Canada, who owns the site and fuel services.

“It will still be their site for those 10 days and we won’t be able to operate under their lease,” he said. “It may take some time to get the retail end of things back online. Worst case scenario, we’ll try to keep the gas going.”

On Monday, the Trail Times attempted to contact representatives from both Chevron and 7-Eleven but calls were not returned by press time.

June 20 signals the end of 7-Eleven’s 30-year presence in Trail and it has been the city’s only 24-hour convenience store and gas bar for much of that time.

The Victoria Street Chevron station has been the only source of any fuel in downtown Trail since the Esso station shut down in 2009, shortly after the closing of the Petro-Canada station across the street in 2008 after a fire damaged part of that establishment.

Unfortunately, Byrne isn’t in a position to make any promises about possible dates for the convenience store operation on the site.

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