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Kum & Go closes Rifle location

Ryan Hoffman
Kum & Go near City Market in Rifle sits mostly empty Tuesday. The closure leaves three locations in Rifle.
Ryan Hoffman / Citizen Telegram |

After keeping its doors open through the extended holiday weekend, Kum & Go shuttered one of its Rifle locations on Tuesday.

The quick withdraw from the spot at 1248 Railroad Ave. — near City Market — leaves three Kum & Go locations in the city.

The decision to close the store was strategic, according to Kristie Bell, Kum & Go communications director. The location was the oldest and smallest store in the Rifle area and did not fit Kum & Go’s long-term strategic vision, Bell added.

The company plans on selling the property but has not done so yet.

The store was largely empty Tuesday afternoon. The Kum & Go sign to the south of the property was disassembled early in the day and a crew pained the canopy that stands above the fueling pumps.

Clint Thompson, Kum & Go district supervisor, said Tuesday the store remained open through Memorial Day and closed for good at midnight. Although Thompson said he was unaware of any specific reason for closing the location, he pointed out that the company has three other stores operating in Rifle.

One of those is south of Interstate 70, another is in north Rifle and the third is located at the corner of Railroad Avenue and east First Street.

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