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By #Greg Lindenberg, Online Editor, CSP

 

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- This edition of New Convenience-Store Roundup features new convenience-store openings, sales, acquisitions and store closings with listings for the month of October 2015.

The unscientifically gathered roundup is by no means complete, but serves as a monthly competitive snapshot of newly opened or closed U.S. convenience stores, gas stations, truckstops and travel centers not previously reported in CSP Daily News.

Many of the stores are owned by independent operators, while others belong to major chains, some part of CSP's Convenience Top 101. Some of them may be your new competitors.

The list has been arranged by state. Click through each item for more details on each store.

Your store not listed? Please send your new-store announcements to Greg Lindenberg atglindenberg@cspnet.com.

#Alabama

#Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. opened a new location in Prichard, Ala., on Oct. 22. The new store offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift items, name-brand electronics and Subway and Chester’s restaurants. The 24/7 travel stop features seven showers, 73 parking spaces, RFID cardless fueling, CAT scales and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. 

California

A new #Circle K convenience store opened in #La Mirada, Calif., on Oct. 27. It offers propane, #diesel and lottery; the site is also co-branded with #Shell fuel. Circle K opened a new c-store in Chowchilla, Calif., on Oct. 30. It offers beer, wine, and lottery.

Connecticut

The new Gulf Gas Station Ridgefield in #Ridgefield, Conn., opened on Oct. 17.

Florida

A new Circle K convenience store opened in Ocala, Fla., on Oct. 1. It offers propane, diesel and lottery; the site is also co-branded with Shell fuel. It opened a new c-store in Valrico, Fla., on Oct. 5; the site is also co-branded with Mobil fuel.

Estates Country Stores (also known as E’s) closed its two Golden Gate Estates locations inNaples, Fla., on Oct. 18.

Eli Hage franchised his first #7-Eleven convenience store, which opened in North Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 28.

Hawaii

A new #7-Eleven convenience store opened in Haleiwa, Hawaii, on Oct. 21.

Illinois

In early October, #Circle K purchased two gas stations in Madison and Belleville, Ill., from Tulsa, Okla.-based #QuikTrip.

#Casey’s General Stores Inc. opened a new convenience store in Germantown Hills, Ill., on Oct. 23.

#Waterway Gas & Wash opened in Northbrook, Ill., On Oct. 26. This store is planned as the training center for “a handful” of Chicago-area stores to come, the company said, with possible sites in Lake Forest and Evanston.

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