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Groundbreaking on Troy Town Pump planned for October

by WILL LANGHORNE
The Western News | September 28, 2021 7:00 AM

Town Pump anticipates breaking ground on its highly anticipated 8,000-square foot convenience store in Troy next month.

Construction is scheduled to begin Oct. 18 and should be completed in time for an opening next summer, according to a press release from Bill McGladdery, Town Pump director of corporate communications.

The company has selected Tobiness Construction of Butte to serve as the general contractor for the project. Libby’s Thompson Contracting will do the site work. McGladdery anticipated around 40 construction workers would be employed during the store’s erection.

Workers will begin by clearing the lot at 107 E. Missoula Ave., which houses the defunct TCO Lube & Tire store. Town Pump’s current store in Troy will continue operating throughout construction. McGladdery said the company would demolish the old gas station after completing the new one.

The coming convenience store will feature a wider array of snacks, candy, food items and beverages. Customers will be able to pick up hot and cold deli items at The Stonehouse Deli and Coffee Co.

Town Pump will continue offering a full slate of Exxon fuel products at 16 stations. Customers will be able to continue receiving Exxon Mobil Rewards purchases for fuel and eligible store items.

“Our team is excited to see the start of construction,” said Town Pump manager Joe Crowe in the release. “With our expanded space we will be able to offer a greater selection of products to our Troy neighbors and people traveling through our community.”

Tom and Mary Ann Kenneally started Town Pump in 1953 with one gas station in Butte. The Montana-based company now owns convenience stores, casinos, hotels and car washes across the state. Town Pump has operated a gas station in Troy for 50 years.