7-Eleven Inc. is opening its first store in the Columbia-area market since 2014 in Lexington. A grand opening celebration will be held Thursday at the new location at 2374 Augusta Highway.
The opening of the store, to be operated by Applegreen USA, will be followed by three additional stores in the Lexington market in 2019, as well as more stores throughout Columbia, according to a news release.
Promotions, giveaways and food and drink samples will be available at the August Highway location from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. The festivities will include a performance by Lexington High School’s marching band and a ribbon cutting featuring Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall and Greater Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center president and CEO Otis Rawl.
7-Eleven, based in Irving, Texas, operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 67,000 stories in 17 countries.