Archive for Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Convenience store under new ownership

August 30, 2000

Customers bustling in and out of Snappys may not know it, but the gasoline station and convenience store is no longer Snappys.

Its Phillips 66 and Country Mart.

Paul and Gurmeet Singh purchased the business on Aug. 14. The couple live in North Kansas City where they ran a similar business, Pauls Convenience store, for a year and a half. They plan to move to Tonganoxie next week with their 6-year-old son.

Gurmeet Singh said Country Mart will continue to sell the same food items, including breakfast biscuits and gravy and the many lunch items, including chicken chunks, sandwiches, poppers and burritos.

Additionally, within the next month, the owners plan to start delivering food to customers in the area.

But for the most part, customers wont see much change, except for a coat of paint inside.

Store hours, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., will remain the same, although Paul Singh said he tries to open at 4:30 a.m. each day, as business starts early.

Were very busy by 5 oclock, serving breakfast and coffee, he said.

Paul Singh, who has lived in the United States for 15 years, said he grew up on a farm in India. That was partly what drew him to Tonganoxie.

I like the Tonganoxie town area because it reminds me of the countryside in India, he said.

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