Open & Shut: 11-16-2009

Additional c-store, station openings, closings, sales from around the country


Two Winners Corner locations in Yerington are under new ownership after they were sold earlier this month by Terrible Herbst Inc., reported Reno Gazette-Journal. The new owners are brothers A.J. and Deep Virk. Deep also owns two Chevron stations in Reno, but this is A.J.'s first venture into the c-store business. "I'm a rookie at this," he said.

New Hampshire

The Farmington Downtown & Business Committee recently welcomed owner Summer Edwards' Summer's Market & Convenience Store to Farmington. The store offers deli, sandwiches, soups, burgers, breakfast, coffee, groceries and more, said Foster's Daily Democrat.

New Jersey

A 7-Eleven recently opened in Old Bridge, reported The Suburban.

Stow Creek Deli has undergone a complete transformation under new management, said The South Jersey News. Juan and Augastina Perez have turned the deli into a Mexican/American deli/c-store. They already had their own catering business in a truck, but wanted more. "We want to have a mini mart," Juan said. They plan to sell milk, eggs and deli meats and cheeses and more, but also a large variety of hot and cold Mexican food: Burritos, tostadas, chalupas, tamales, quesadillas and memelitas, as well as fruit salads and fruit drinks. Also in the works are fried chicken, Mexican hot wings and chipotle barbecue, as well as breakfast sandwiches and pancakes.

New York

The D&L c-store in DeKalb Junction closed in early November, said The Watertown Daily Times, leaving many residents at least 10 miles from the nearest gasoline pump or six-pack. The location has been a store of one form or another since the 1920s.

The Seneca Nation of Indians continues to expand its business properties. Officials broke ground earlier this month near Cuba at an area known as Oil Springs Territory for a new $2.5 million One Stop gas station and c-store, said WIVB-TV. The Salamanca Press reports that the business is expected to generate 25 jobs and open for business by next Memorial Day.

Citing a drop in business, Wilson Farms Inc. closed one of its Amherst leased locations, reported Business First of Buffalo. The store closed in late October. "The current facility is no longer favorable to sustaining a financially sound operation based on our current business model," said Paul Nanula, Wilson Farms president and CEO. He said Wilson Farms has four other stores located within three miles. Employees were offered jobs at other stores. Nanula said Buffalo-based Wilson Farms is still eyeing new store locations and has plans to invest between $15 million and $20 million during the next five years in store improvements.