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Longtime vacant spot in downtown Santa Barbara filled by 7-Eleven

Vacant store site filled by 7-Eleven in downtown Santa Barbara
John Palminteri
7-Eleven in downtown Santa Barbara on State St. has opened in a spot vacant for several years. (Photo: John Palminteri)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Half of the former Panera Bread restaurant site in downtown Santa Barbara has been converted into a new 7-Eleven.

The site at 700 State Street, is at the corner of Ortega.

Inside are some of the most modern machines including a touch screen for Slurpees, iced tease and cold brew coffee.

There are also packaged refrigerated salads, sandwiches and healthy snacks to go with the normal stock of 7-Eleven products and beverages.

This location carries beer and wine but it is under the control of the store clerk in a single special cooler that is only accessed by the employees.

The location had been vacant for several years.

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