The 7-Eleven in downtown Montauk, one of the busiest stores in a chain that has over 67,000 locations worldwide, was closed Friday, April 3, until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are in constant communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are sharing updated guidelines from the World Health Organization with stores,” a notice on the front door reads. “We apologize. Based on local jurisdiction, our store will be closed until further notice.”
The day before, the parking lot was filled with cars. It seemed business was still booming. On Friday, yellow caution tape blocked the entrance to the lot, which was empty. The lights in the store had been left on, but there was no one inside walking the aisles of what was named in 2014 the busiest 7-Eleven in the nation by the Dallas-based company 7-Eleven Inc.