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New 7-Eleven store celebrates opening in downtown Baltimore

Lorraine Mirabella

5:01 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

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A 7-Eleven that recently opened on the west side of Baltimore's downtown is celebrating Friday with 11 cent Slurpees, coffees and Big Gulp drinks.

The store is located at 301 N. Howard St., in a part of downtown long targeted for revitalization. It's expected to add as many as 20 jobs to the local economy.

The grand opening event, including entertainment, discounted drinks and an appearance by the Oriole Bird, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The store is the 44th 7-Eleven in Baltimore City, which is the convenience store chain's top market for hot pizza sales nationwide, chain officials said.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com