Open & Shut: 11-29-2010

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


Centric Capital Partners completed a sale-leaseback of the RaceTrac station and c-store in Dallas in mid-November, reported The Dallas Morning News. The property was bought directly from RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. Sterling Champ of CB Richard Ellis and Robert Williams of Centric Capital handled the negotiations.

A new RaceTrac store opened in Las Colinas in mid-November, RaceTrac Dallas-Fort Worth said on Facebook.

Stripes opened a new c-store in Laredo on September 18, the company said on Twitter.

The Pronto c-store in Austin closed in late September and was expected to reopen under new owners, said


A 7-Eleven c-store is slated to open in American Fork on November 30, reported The American Fork Weekly Gazette.


On December 24, James Flowers will retire from the gas station/c-store he has owned in Courtland for 57 years, said The Tidewater News. The 74-year-old promised that Flowers Exxon will reopen. He said he has four interested parties. Parker Oil Co. owns the building. Flowers purchased the more than 100-year-old business in 1953.


Ken's Gas & Auto Repair in Ellensburg on September 30, the last full-service gas station in town, Ken Volland, owner since 1984, told The Daily Record.

A Union 76 gas station in Seattle has closed, reported Central District News in mid-November. Its pumps have been taped off. The shelves of the quick market have been emptied. No information or signs were posted.


The vacant, former home of Downer Garage in Milwaukee will be the home of an Open Pantry c-store. Open Pantry will move a current c-store to the new location. The store is scheduled to open by about February 1, said The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

A new Q Mart opened in Sheboygan on August 18.

Kwik Trip opened a store in River Falls on October 28, The River Falls Journal reported.

Please send your store openings and related announcements to Greg Lindenberg at [email protected], or