More 7-Eleven convenience stores will soon be coming to Tyler as a few local gas station stores will be rebranded.

According to city of Tyler building permits, at least four Kidd Jones locations will be occupied by the international convenience store chain.

The permit system shows that Kidd Jones locations at 5015 S. Broadway Ave., 1315 S. Beckham Ave., 3401 S. Broadway Ave. and 16669 Farm-to-Market Road 2493 will be rebranded with new signage.

The rebrand of the Kidd Jones will change the main identification and canopy to 7-Eleven buildings and gas dispensers to Exxon/Mobil Fuel, according to permit documents.

Permits at the Beckham and both Broadway locations have been issued for signs, temporary certificate of occupancy and certificate of occupancy. A sign permit was issued for the FM 2493 location.

Jerry Kidd Oil Co. owns Kidd Jones stores across the Tyler area with the corporate office located in Chandler.

News of the first 7-Eleven in Tyler came in December when a building permit showed the store would fill the space left by T.G.I. Fridays at 4300 S. Broadway Ave. The restaurant closed in June 2019 after 20 years of business.

7-Eleven is headquartered in Dallas with many locations across America, including 1,226 stores in Texas, according to the 7-Eleven website.


I came to the Tyler Morning Telegraph in September 2019. I report on crime, courts, breaking news and various events in Tyler and East Texas.

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