New 7-Eleven slated for Kitty Hawk

By on March 13, 2020

Once the site of a dilapidated and shuttered gas station that was built in 1958, the lot at the corner of U.S. 158 and The Woods Road has been cleared to make way for a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station that is expected to be erected before the summer season.

Kitty Hawk Planning Director Rob Testerman said the property’s owner, Verdad Real Estate and Construction, has received all necessary building permits for the 4,500-square-foot convenience store that will have eight fuel pumps and similar features as the 7-Eleven store on U.S. 158 in Nags Head, across from Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

“It’s in their court as far as how quickly they get it done,” said Testerman, who said that while the town has not received an estimated completion date for the project, he thought that their desire would be to have it open and ready for business by the tourist season.

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va. are the design engineers for the project. Representatives from Kimley-Horn and Verdad did not respond to phone inquiries from the Voice.

The 7-Eleven is the first phase of a two-phase project on the site. About five and a half acres of the adjoining land is zoned for a planned commercial development that could include multi-family housing. No timeline has been set for the second phase, Testerman noted, adding that Verdad would have to submit a site plan for review before moving forward with any development.

There will be an entrance to the site along U.S. 158 and The Woods Road, Testerman said. When it opens its doors, the store will be the second 7-Eleven in Kitty Hawk and the sixth to be operating on the northern Outer Banks.

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  • Dylan

    Imagine the traffic problems this will cause on summer weekends!

    Friday, Mar 13 @ 11:08 am
  • Runnerguy45

    Thanks for ruining Kitty Hawk Mayor Perry !

    Friday, Mar 13 @ 12:56 pm
  • Zack Bass

    I live on the Woods Road. Things are bad enough here during the summer. Saturday Hell just got worse.

    Saturday, Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
  • Lee

    Finally! That site has been an eyesore for years. It looked awful to enter the county and see a run down garage as one of the first properties.

    Saturday, Mar 14 @ 10:51 am
  • stephen mckenna

    Just what we need, another eye sore and more traffic delays in Kitty Hawk.

    Saturday, Mar 14 @ 11:55 am
  • usually censored


    Just what we need to look like any other tourist spot! Besides turning Woods Road into an even MORE trafficked artery, is this really what we want people to see entering our “pristine, old school family resort?”

    Why not scrap the section 8 style apartments and move “Headlights” across the bridge to give the corner a little more charm (sic.) Better yet, maybe a small 24 hour casino?

    Saturday, Mar 14 @ 10:44 pm
  • Al

    My guess is that the armchair critics complaining about developing this 62 year old eyesore will be some of the same people frequenting the new store.

    Sunday, Mar 15 @ 11:46 am
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