The 7-11 on the corner of Hawthorne/PV West finally opened a few days ago and ME and I dropped by to refuel, since we were sick of Starbucks and Subway was closed. As people familiar with PV know, the area is somewhat bare of places to refuel and replenish. We pulled up on our bikes and the owner (forgot his name, oops) came out and warmly greeted us.
He introduced us to his family (who were working there) and let us know that he liked cyclists and planned many of his offerings with us in mind: baskets of bananas and other fruits and a section for energy bars. Two of his refrigerated cases were stocked with nothing except Gatorade, Red Bull, Monster and Rock Star. Two separate clean restrooms that he said were welcome to passing cyclists. Plus, he told us he intends to install bike racks in front of the store, and that there was an abundance of security cameras in front. Super nice guy!