Stewart's Opening 326th Shop

Minetto, N.Y., grand opening to benefit group's holiday drive

MINETTO, N.Y. -- Stewart's Shops has announced the opening of the chain's 326th gas station/convenience store, located in Minetto, N.Y. The newest Stewart's Shop will celebrate with grand opening festivities on November 8. There will be 10 cents off all grades of gasoline from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The money customers spend on the "buy one get one free" offers will be matched with a contribution by Stewart's to the Minetto Home & School Association (HSA) Holiday Drive.

The new Stewart's will operate from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., under the management of Laura Woodward, [image-nocss] who has been with Stewart's for two years.

The shop will feature many of Stewart's private-label products including its award-winning milk and ice cream made daily. All Stewart's milk comes from a select group of dairy farmers located within 50 miles of the plant. Stewart's has been making delicious ice cream since 1921. The shop will also offer their traditional items including coffee, food to go, groceries and gasoline.

The media is invited to the grand opening ribbon cutting at noon on November 8. Local and county officials, along with members of the Minetto HSA, have been invited to take part in the grand opening celebration.

In October, Stewart's Shops was recently recognized by the Town of Greenfield, N.Y., for the local company being named the Processor of the Highest Quality Milk in New York State. Last year, Stewart's Shops won the award for the Highest-Quality Milk in New York State for 2007 from Cornell University's Department of Food Science. (Click here to view previous CSP Daily News coverage.)

Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart's operates 325 Stewart's Shops c-stores in eastern New York and western Vermont.