7-Eleven Planned at Mill Plain and 164th Avenue

A $5 million construction project will add a 7-Eleven convenience store and gas pumps to one of Vancouver’s busiest intersections at the corner of Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and 164th Avenue. The project includes an urgency care clinic and another national retailer that has not been announced yet, said Mike Jenkins, the project’s Vancouver developer. Jenkins also is planning a makeover of the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant as part of the project, called Commercial Center at 164th. Jenkins expects a May groundbreaking for the development on the southwest quadrant of the intersection. In the past three years Jenkins has developed more than 30 stores for Dallas-based 7-Eleven Inc. including two in Clark County.  He has plans this year for 7-Eleven stores near Westfield Vancouver mall and near Fourth Plain and Grand boulevards. Read more in Tuesday's Columbian.