Montana’s first Phillips 66 c-store coming soon

Montana’s first Phillips 66 c-store coming soon

BILLINGS, Mont. — Gene Carlson, owner, said renovations are currently underway to turn a former Liberty gas station into a Don’s Xpress center.

BILLINGS, Mont. — The West End of Billings will soon be home to the first Phillips 66-branded convenience store in Montana, according to the Billings Gazette.

Gene Carlson, owner, said that renovations are currently underway to turn a former Liberty gas station, located on the corner of 24th Street West and Central Avenue, into a Don’s Xpress center, stated the article.

Carlson is also the owner of Don’s Car Wash and Conoco station, reported the article, which are situated on the other side of Central Avenue.

The owner said that he saw “a good opportunity when the property became available,” continued the article.

The former Liberty station was previously a Soco Express store owned by Stockton Oil, based in Billings, informed the article, and Carlson reported that he closed on the property on Oct. 1.

“We decided to pick it up before somebody else did,” stated Carlson in the article. “We’re not a big operator, and we wanted it before a bigger operator got it.”

Carlson, alongside his brother Gary, own seven auto service stations all with the Don’s name, reported the article, which include carwashes, lube centers and two c-stores.

The new c-store, Don’s Central Xpress Center, is currently being gutted, stated the article, and Carlson projects renovations, which are estimated to cost around six figures, will be completed this January.

The Carlson brothers have been in business with Don’s Xpress for 35 years, noted the article, when they began working for their late father, Alvin Carlson, who previously owned the business.

The new Don’s Xpress location will employ 10 workers when it opens, added the article.

“It’s a good location,” said Carlson in the article. “We’re excited.”

You can find the article here.

You May Also Like

ModWash to make a splash this summer in Tappahannock, Virginia

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — This is the first ModWash location in the state. Customers can purchase a single wash or a ModMembership.

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — Tappahannock’s first ModWash will have a contagious vibe with a wide range of the latest technology and amenities, the company said in a press release.

From free vacuums and air tools to automatic mat cleaners, microfiber towels and their Mod Air freshener, with every wash, ModWash said its primary goal and promise is to offer outstanding customer service and provide a clean and friendly environment to chill and baby your car or truck.

OPW’s ICS and Rinsed join forces to provide more streamlined services

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Rinsed software pairs with ICS’ point-of-sale technology to help carwash owners reduce credit card declines.

Super Star Car Wash expands into Colorado with first location in Falcon

PHOENIX — Additional locations will open intermittently with express washes in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas.

Express Wash Concepts appoints chief development officer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Van Bremen brings more than 20 years of experience leading high-performance teams and developing data-driven strategies across multiple industries.

WhiteWater Express acquires Bubble King Car Wash

HOUSTON — Bubble King will be rebranded under the WhiteWater Express banner and offer WhiteWater’s signature services.

Other Posts

Access Holdings’ Spotless Brands announces $600 million growth capital raise

BALTIMORE — The strategic growth capital investment will support the execution of Spotless Brands’ expansion strategy.

Kleen-Rite acquires vending machine manufacturer Laurel Metal Products

COLUMBIA, Pa. — The move will streamline the process of building and stocking Laurel products.

M&A, mergers, acquisitions
By the books

Why your records should be timely, organized and understood.

Turbo Tint’s Greg Goodman named IFA Franchisee of the Year

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Goodman has been a franchise owner in the Moran Family of Brands system for more than 25 years.