The 7-11 store on S. 4th and Taylor Street has closed. This store served many of the residents of the High Rise on Taylor.
Many of the residents would walk over daily for a variety of basic needs. The next closest convince type store is a gas station about three block further walk and a Dollar General about a mile further south on 4th Street.
Many of those who used 7-11 have no transportation and basically they do not have the ability to get to the other two stores.
This is a huge loss for many of the residents on the south side of DeKalb. There are no major grocery stores in the area.