Discount gas coming soon to Rifle |

Discount gas coming soon to Rifle

Workers and heavy equipment have been busy at the northwest corner of Railroad Avenue and 14th Street in Rifle, where City Market is building a discount gas station.
Mike McKibbin/Citizen Telegram |

If work progresses as planned, the new City Market discount gas station in Rifle will open in May.

Spokeswoman Kelli McGannon said work began about a month ago on the station, located across Railroad Avenue from the City Market store, 1320 Railroad Ave, at the corner of 14th Street and Railroad. The company does not release cost information on their building projects, she added. The general contractor on the project is Mark Young Construction of Frederick, Colo.

While many in Rifle have likely wondered if the seven pumps at the City Market station will offer gas as prices lower than most of the city’s gas stations and convenience stores, McGannon would not say.

“We don’t reveal what our price will be in advance,” she said. “As you know, gas pricing is more complicated than ever. But we will always be competitive in whatever marketplace we’re in.”

City Market grocery store customers can earn up to $1 off each gallon of gas they put in their vehicles, based on points earned on their Value Cards on grocery store purchases. For example, 100 points on a card equals a 10 cent a gallon discount, 200 points equals 20 cents off, etc., up to 1,000 points and $1 off.

That means Rifle customers could save more than the 10 cents a gallon discount the Rifle Shell station offers City Market customers, too.

In December, the Rifle Regional Economic Development Corp. helped negotiate a $600,000 sale of the property to City Market from Aspen-area owners. It was proposed for the 14th Street Marketplace commercial development, prior to the economic downturn of 2007.

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