By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian
“It just takes one stop” for customers to get what they need at the new One Stop convenience store and gas station in Fairmont.
This shop, stationed off Exit 139 (East Fairmont/Pricketts Creek Road) of I-79 toward Pricketts Fort State Park, now has a new operator and is ready to serve the people who visit.
Michael Graney, owner and president of One Stop, explained that a company related to One Stop purchased the store in 2000 when it bought the then-remaining assets of Exxon in West Virginia. That location was leased to an operator for a number of years, until recently when the operator no longer wished to continue running it.
So One Stop decided to take over the facility. The store officially opened as a One Stop on Friday, Dec. 14, he said.
“We feel as if it’s a good, solid location,” Graney said.
He said this store, which has Exxon-brand gasoline, serves not only the interstate traffic but also local patrons — both residents and businesses.
The location features the typical convenience store offerings, including snacks like chips, crackers, candy, cookies and chocolate, as well as coffee, soda and fountain drinks. People can also find groceries like bread and milk, and beer and tobacco products are available.
The store currently features “grab-n-go” types of prepared foods, but would like to consider offering on-site prepared foods at a later time, Graney said.