Open & Shut: 11-29-2010

A roundup of recent station and store openings, closings and more nationwide

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- "Open & Shut" is an occasional roundup of some of the many new-store openings, reopenings, closures and sales taking place around the country by chains small, medium and large that have not otherwise been reported in CSP Daily News.

Especially on the independent operator level, this recurring feature provides a snapshot of the frequently changing retail marketplace that includes such outlets as convenience stores, gas stations, truckstops, travel centers and related locations.


John Boone has become the [image-nocss] new lease manager for the Valley Tesoro Alaska service and detailing station in Juneau. He told The Juneau Empire in mid-November that he came to take over through his work with Glacier Gas & Food LLC, of which he is a managing member. He said he had done some contract work for Delta Western, which owns Valley Tesoro Alaska's building, and was asked if he would be interested in taking over management. He has just introduced Kodiak Koffee there, and is now working on the building. He also intended to bring in more products and services. He said the car wash will be redone next summer.


A 7-Eleven opened in Culver City on September 30, 7ElevenSoCal said on Twitter.

A Chevron gas station in Los Angeles closed in mid-September, said Curbed Los Angeles.

Paul Singh opened a 7-Eleven store in Cathedral City on October 22, reported The Cathedral City Sun.

7ElevenSoCal said on Twitter that in early November, 7-Eleven opened a new store in Hollywood.


A 3,000-sq.-ft. 7-Eleven convenience store is scheduled to open in December in downtown Colorado Springs, reported The Gazette.


Lori's Mobil gas station and c-store in Colchester closed October 25, reported The Norwich Bulletin. A note posted by owner Lori Bansavich said ExxonMobil's Environmental Risk Assessment Program determined that the station's fuel tanks were a "liability to the public water supply." As a result, the station will no longer sell gasoline and is ending its franchise relationship with ExxonMobil.


Flash Foods said on Facebook that it opened a new travel center in Waycross on October 21.


The First Stop Store, a combination deli, liquor store, beach store and convenience market in Kailua, closed in late September, reported KITV.


New owners of a former Marathon station in Plainfield plan to replace existing building with a 2,400-sq.-ft. c-store and to put in all new pumps and underground tanks, reported The Plainfield Patch in late September. The station, shuttered more than a year ago, will reopen next spring as a Shell station.