Former Lee Highway 7-Eleven now a title
(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) Retail space at the corner of Lee Highway and N. George Mason Drive which once housed a 7-Eleven store is now a location for a car title lending company.
Max Title, which allows individuals with low credit to borrow against the title of their automobile, moved into the space a few weeks ago, according to officials at the Virginia Hospital Center, which owns the building.
The 7-Eleven closed on October 21 of last year after the corporate arm of the convenience store chain refused to continue its monthly lease. In the months between the closure of 7-Eleven and the opening of TitleMax, Virginia Hospital Center vice president and chief marketing officer Adrian Stanton said there was little interest in the property.
“It’s a weird plot in that it’s a bit on the bias,” Stanton told ARLnow.com. “It doesn’t allow a lot of parking and vehicle access is very limited. Retail operations are not interested in this space. “
Stanton said members of neighboring civic associations – the property sits on the edge of the Leeway Overlee, John M. Langston and Tara-Leeway Heights neighborhoods – have looked at the property to see what business will go there, and he plans to meet. . with representatives from some civic associations to explain soon why TitleMax has moved in.
An ARLnow.com informant questioned whether TitleMax’s location, on the edge of Yorktown, was “region-compliant.”
“TitleMax has locations in Northern Virginia in areas like this,” Stanton said. “There is obviously something that TitleMax sees in the areas in which they place their services.”