Drivers unhappy about 7-Eleven approved on Pine Island

In January, Lee County commissioners approved the construction of a 7-Eleven gas station on Stringfellow Road on Pine Island near Nikkis Lane.

Some drivers are unhappy about the planned location. People said it adds commercialization to a small-town area.

“It does take a little bit of the nostalgic essence of the community around here,” John Puquin said. “I know it’s really tight community here, and I like it. And you know, it is kind of one of those flip flop-, barefoot type places.”

Drivers also said they are nervous about the traffic it will add to the island.

Reporter:Gina Tomlinson
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