Former Eddie's Jr. Market to Become 7-11 Convenience Store

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by LA1 News

   Every Franklin High School student knows the spot well. The liquor store at the corner of Avenue 54 and York Boulevard called "Eddie's Jr. Market" was a destination for many on their way to "Stoner Park" or a ditching party, or just stopping by on the way home to grab a snack. In 1995 it was purchased by an elderly couple who changed the name to "Carl's Liquor and Jr. Market." Known for their hospitality and kindness, credit was given to local families and cheap prices contributed to the continued popularity of the spot. Another family member, Joe, ran "Mario's Liquor" just down the street and is known by longtime residents as a super-cool and kind store owner.

   Those were the days. With the patriarch of the family now over 74 years old, the time to change had come. Actually, the family was looking to sell for the past five years, and that day has now come. Carl's Liquor and Jr. Market is currently in escrow, and the spot will now become the newest 7-11 to open in NELA since the addition of a 7-11 store across the street from the DMV in Lincoln Heights.

   Rumor has it electrical wires have been run and the red, white and green 7-11 sign will be shining brightly at the corner of Avenue 54 and York Boulevard very soon. For those raised in Highland Park, it is the end of an era.

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