7-Eleven Opening on Monument Blvd. & Oak Grove Rd. in Concord

August 26, 2013 11:18 am · 65 comments


Claycord.com posted about this over two months ago, but we still get questions about it every single day, so we’ll tell you again.

7-Eleven is being built on the corner of Oak Grove & Monument Blvd. in Concord. If you’ve seen the construction, that’s what it is!

It’s located on the corner, in the same shopping center as OSH.

Dan August 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Thanks Claycord for keeping us up to date! GREAT job.

PitBull Mommy August 26, 2013 at 11:26 AM

so concord in trying to make the ghetto parts seem upscale now?

anon August 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM


Kimchee August 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

WHY?!! We don’t need another 7-11. Just look at the riff-raff at Monument and Mohr Lane. Is the police sub-station still on Meadow Lane? Concord is turning into a sh*t hole.

Freddy Mercury Cougar August 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

There was a gas station there about 30 years ago, right?

Howard K Mullins III August 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Good to see that area with more business and improvements. With Walgreen’s across the street, the community is better served.

This new store can only be good for the community.

Wayne Landana August 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

where will the Christmas tree lot go???

Walnut Creek Resident August 26, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Why all the negative comments? This is a fabulous building and all the new development will reduce the poor shabby area! Who cares if it is another 7-11!! This is still better than an empty old dirty lot.

Dorothy August 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Is there a gas station in that plan?

Idiocracy August 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Good luck getting any changes Kimchee ! The Dems get 60% of their voter base from 1000’s of monuments across California… Has anyone seen Elysium ? Its CA in 50 years and that movie is a great reflection of our current gov and healthcare system lol

kaygelss August 26, 2013 at 11:52 AM

@Wayyne Landana I was wondering the same thing! Now we have 3 7-11’s within a 2 mile span on Monument. Crazy.

Tom August 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Great another place for thugs to hang out. Why not build a Greyhound Bus Station next to it.

Mike "troll" Dame August 26, 2013 at 11:56 AM

isnt that kinda close to the other 7-11 by Cambridge elementary or is that one gone now, i havent been down monument in decades

Howard K Mullins III August 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Most companies place stores due to a population demographics formula. Every company has its own formula.

I certainly doubt 7-11 would open a new store unless it felt that the store would be profitable. When a store is profitable it helps serve the community.

Concord is gaining tax revenues, there are a few more jobs opening up, (not only in the store but for the suppliers) and a vacant lot is now occupied.

I think its a “win win” for the community and city.

Jen August 26, 2013 at 12:09 PM

3rd one I think – on the same street.

InStore August 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Nice looking store. Hope it has good security and high resolution cameras.

Elwood August 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM

They will stock lots of cat tacos and dog burritos.

Gurn Blanston August 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Why is it Walnut Creek gets a Neiman Marcus and Concord gets a 7-Eleven??? Is our beautiful city that mediocre?

kate August 26, 2013 at 1:03 PM

kaygles, ya why 3 of them??? I drive down Monument everyday and for fun when my kids were young we would count the bums on the street and they would often be over 100!. We had to stop shopping down that way. I still live there and I aint movin!!

Truthman August 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM

I’m glad a new business is opening… But man was I hoping this would be a coffee shop. A sit down one. Not a third 7-11 on monument.

Ghetto August 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

So is the former Safeway becoming a combined Hoodies R Us & Crack 4 Less?

Winn August 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM

So that will actually be the fourth….

corvette August 26, 2013 at 1:23 PM

This is fourth 7-eleven store on Monument Blvd. Can’t they build something else like a new Safeway or Lucky grocery store. I hate i have to go to Pleasant Hill 2 go grocery shopping

Chester E. Kitty August 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Great! Just what we need … another 7-11 for the illegals to hang out while waiting for work. Yep … good job, Concord!

rw August 26, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Funny that there was no sign announcing what was being built on that corner. Regardless of who is occupying that new building, it is definitely an improvement to the area.

Indeed August 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Just what is needed in Northern Mexico. Another 7-11 for the day laborers to hang out in front of all day long, maybe chasing customers away. Another 7-11 to rob on Monument as well. How many are there now, three at least.

Richardsfamily August 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

This is a great thing, the building looks great. Why are you people complaining about improving the area? You guys are the first to complain the city is doing nothing in the monument, or that the area is a blight etc. 3 stores in the area big deal, have you thought perhaps they are closing one but wanted to built a newer one before they did? Really? Some of you have to much time on your hands.

Lori August 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Richardsfamily @28 hit the nail on the head. Everyone complains about how ghetto Concord has become and the minute they build a beautiful building and try to make things nicer all you want to do is trash talk. Maybe they don’t need another 7-11 but it’s better than an empty lot. I agree you have way to much time on your hands. LOOKS GREAT !!!

Mark August 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

I used to work graveyard shift at the old Douglas Gas Station on Monument – by myself from 10:00 until 6:00. Wouldn’t think of it now. Monument wasn’t always bad. Bring back the 1/4 LB Burger joint.

Cowellian August 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

corvette said:

Can’t they build something else like a new Safeway or Lucky grocery store

Who is this “they” that you think should spend the money to build a store in that location? 7-11 is willing to spend money to build a store there because they think they can make money there. But the last time I checked, 7-11 doesn’t seem to have any interest in building Safeway or Lucky stores.

Homeless Monument Bum August 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

That’s a nice looking building. I can’t wait to pee on it.

Frank L. August 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Even though we live in Pleasant Hill, we stay out of that area of Concord.

But I think any new business is good for the area, even if it is another 7-11. It will create more jobs, which is always a good thing.

People who post negatively about every subject are just negative people in general. You don’t have to shop there!

Cheer up!

Cap'n Nick August 26, 2013 at 2:38 PM

@Indeed #27, another 7-11 to rob? Yeah, you have a point. Concord would have so much less crime if they would just replace all these damn businesses with empty lots. Absolutely brilliant assessment on your part. Kudos.

Finally we have a solution to the crime problem in Concord. Just level the whole damn place. If no one has anything, there will be nothing to steal. Why didn’t we think of this sooner?

jw August 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

@ Kimchee #4,

“Concord is turning into a sh*t hole.”

Turning? Where have you been the past 10 years…it’s practically Antioch now.

The Closer August 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Hopefully it will have an express robbery checkout line.

From Clayton August 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM

@ Gurn Blanston

Relax, there is a 7-11 about 400 ft from Neiman Marcus on Main St. There are three more not too far away.

Anonymous August 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM

The new 7-11 will likely just take business away from the existing 7-11s. If so, it’s basically a break-even in terms of sales tax revenues, new jobs, etc.

Chester E. Kitty August 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

RichardsFamily & Lori … I would rather see an empty lot. Like Covette said … four 7-11’s on Monument. Do we seriously need another one? And I’m not a complainer … I was just commenting that I don’t want to see another 7-11 in the Monument area. And don’t worry … I don’t EVER shop at 7-11.

le Sabre. August 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM

yes, there are too many 7-11’s on Monument. This is a structurally nice building–this would have spruced up the airport area a little more. But, city planners want to spruce up the monument area a little more. go figure…..

Richardsfamily August 26, 2013 at 4:37 PM

JW, Kimchee really, Concord “Ghetto” or like Antioch, you don’t actually live in town do you? I guess 0 murders last year and 1 this year so far qualifies as a ghetto these days. Your own personal homes must be perfect 10’s right?

Chester E. Kitty, a 3rd and beautiful 7-11 store worries you that much? 3 in a stretch of 2 miles is too much? Empty lot as a better alternative?

What actually do you people want? An attempt to improve the area is happening, slowly but surely. Have any of you naysayers been to the city of Concord Website and understand that this a targeted “redevelopment area?” or are even aware what actually really goes on…I mean other this website…

I for one am glad that your thinking isn’t prevent in this town. The vast majority of actually doers and not just talkers know we are going in the right direction, have higher expectations, are requiring the city to redevelop these areas and have a goal. So, either get on board or stand aside.

Concord Mike August 26, 2013 at 5:39 PM


I agree with you. Concord is much nicer and safer than Antioch. We are not Walnut Creek and thankfully so. I would never shop at Nieman Marcus and I hate metered parking.

Concord is middle class (some lower and some upper) and I like that.

Angelica August 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I live in Clayton, so I really don’t care how many 7-11’s are on Monument.

Let’s look at this LOGICALLY, and from a BUSINESS STAND POINT.

Businesses are in business to MAKE MONEY, so if there are already three 7-11’s on Monument, and a fourth one is going in, maybe 7-11 is MAKING MONEY in this area, and that’s why another one is going in.

A good analogy would be liquor stores in the inner city or barrio. As much as the residents are against ANOTHER LIQUOR STORE, liquor store owners know they will make easy money in the hood, and that’s why they open up.


Atticus Thraxx August 26, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I have no answer for you #42. Some combination of “I’m special” mixed with undertones of racism with two shots of elitism would be my guess. With an olive, over ice. Pay it no mind. Haters gonna hate.

Trucker Bug August 26, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Doesn’t make sense. There’s one just 2 blocks to the west. Across from Wendy’s. Is that one going to close?

Concord girl August 26, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Well said #42

dumb guy August 26, 2013 at 7:45 PM

The people who call Monument a guetto have obviously never seen an actual ghetto.
Turn off your laptop, unlock the 5 locks and 3 chains on your door and go
outside. There’s a whole world you’re missing. Monument district is improving. Concord is the largest city in the County, and is very safe and family friendly. Can you say that about Vallejo, Richmond, Fairfield, or Oakland.
I feel sorry for you people who say you haven’t been down Monument in decades or you always avoid that area. That makes me think you’re too scared to go to a ball game at the Coliseum, or a dinner in the city. It must be boring and confining to never leave downtown W.C..
Let 7- eleven worry about how many they put down there. There’s a Safeway on the other side of the parking lot anyway.

Keith August 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Monument Blvd. has changed for the worse, but compared to an actual ghetto, not even close.

There’s gang activity, and it’s diverse.

I don’t care how many 7-11’s are there for two reasons.

I don’t live in Concord, and I don’t shop at 7-11.

Why would I care?

Concord74 August 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

To “dumb guy” @ #48:

The Safeway you mentioned in your post is defunct – has been for a few months! When was the last time you swung into that parking lot?

BCuzItzClaycord August 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Nice looking building………..wonder how long it remain nice looking…I give it 2 weeks before it is tagged to high heaven. Doesn’t matter what the store it will look like crap in short order…………….The area is ugly. What it also needs are more trees and landscaping.
And Dumb Guy #48 – the Monument Safeway closed over a year ago……………there is no Safeway there. So it is obvious you have not been down there lately.

Hmmm August 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Where are the models of the real customers of 7/11????

Too Bad August 26, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Thank goodness. I was worried that one might have to travel more than a city block to get their fix of high fructose corn syrup and the other forms of crap food sold at 7-Eleven stores. Garbage in, garbage out.

Setback August 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Why are they making the facade do close to the street? Looks like a car will find its way right into thst building one day.

noworries. August 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM

mmmmm….corn syrup. no worries about that.

Anon August 27, 2013 at 9:02 AM

I have to say I avoided the four corners intersection for a long time, but have been going to that new walgreens since it opened and have never seen anything sketchy and have always felt very safe.

Jamr August 27, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Whats going in across the street where the old Rental place was (next to the Union 76)?

Low August 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Since moving to Concord two years ago from the south bay I have noticed the small city has its nice areas and then the not so nice parts of Concord. Overall its a quite place to live and not as ghetto as some of you have made it out to be. Many people on the Park and Shop side of town look much worse than the Monument area. I observe many undesirables in Park and Shop making Monument look good.

cougar August 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Jamr, Autozone across from Orchard Supply Hardware.

Joba August 27, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Really?? That’s exactly what this community needs a 4TH 7-11. More liquor stores and fast food restaurants is all this neighborhood gets! This is outrageous! Those who say that this will impact the community in a positive way you’re wrong. This corner could have been used for something much more productive. But NO instead give these people liquor and fast food. I am extremely disappointed in what this corner will become.

Cowellian August 27, 2013 at 7:19 PM

So, tell us Joba, exactly which of those productive businesses had planned on setting up shop in that location?

Joba August 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

That’s not the point cowellian. The point is that an empty lot would have been better for this community than a liquor store

Cowellian August 27, 2013 at 10:07 PM

The point seems to have changed, but it’s still wrong.

Joba August 27, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Please explain to me how another liquor store will don’t any good?

Duh!!!! August 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Liquor and fast food obviously sell in the Monument area.

So, 7-11 is opening again.

If you owned 7-11, and you were making money in that are, wouldn’t you open another one?

Just avoid the area. I do!

Blink August 28, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Old scary stores may close…nice design on building
Lots of good people live in that area and other types too
Good upgrade to area

Blink August 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Old scary stores may close…nice design on building
Lots of good people live in that area and other types too
Good upgrade to area

Personally love tortilla factory

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