7-Eleven was to acquire some 3,900 Speedway stores and gas stations located in 35 states, it was said at the time. Since then, however, there have been reports of 7-Eleven shedding up to 300 of those stores.
Husted said he bases his confidence in the Enon headquarters’ future on “conversations with the principals, with all the people involved with those companies.”
“That’s our hope,” he added. “And we have every reason to believe that’s the case based on our conversations. So that’s good news.”
Ohio Lt Gov. Jon Husted in Mansfield Thursday Feb. 18. Contributed.
On Wednesday and Thursday, questions were sent to representatives of Speedway and Marathon Petroleum in Finday. The company didn’t respond.
In a fourth quarter results presentation earlier this month, Marathon said the Speedway sale is progressing.
About a year ago, the Community Improvement Corporation of Springfield and Clark County asked the Ohio Controlling Board to release $700,000 in funding for public roadwork improvements related to Speedway’s expansion of its Enon headquarters.
The plan was to use that money to extend Speedway Drive in Enon by about 900 feet in order to connect it to Dayton-Springfield Road as a way to provide connectivity as well as a second access point to the Speedway headquarters.
“The new building will facilitate the consolidation of remote employees back to Speedway’s Enon campus,” Christian Holfinger, a spokesperson for Speedway, said before the pandemic.
Enon is located about 20 miles northeast of Dayton and about eight miles southwest of Springfield.