The village of Sugar Grove announced this week that the former Citgo gas station at the northeast corner of Sugar Grove Parkway (IL Route 47) and Galena Boulevard in Sugar Grove will soon become home to a Shell fuel station and Graham’s Market Place Convenience Store & Car Wash.
The property was recently purchased by Graham C-Stores, of Gages Lake, IL.
Graham C-Stores is a multi-branded, multi-state fuel station and convenience store operator with 30 locations in the greater Chicago area.
Owner Michael Graham plans to rebrand the facility as a Shell fuel station, with regular and diesel fuel, and a Graham’s Market Place Convenience Store & Car Wash.
The property will be improved with new paving, new fuel pumps and a complete remodeling of the inside and outside of the store. Extensive remodeling work is expected to start immediately and will take approximately three months to complete. A grand opening is expected in September.
Sugar Grove Village President P. Sean Michels welcomes Graham C-Stores to the marketplace.
“The modernization and reopening of the facility will benefit Sugar Grove residents and visitors,” he said in a Monday news release. “Village officials have worked hard to find a new operator at this vital corner and we couldn’t be more pleased to have Graham C-Stores in the community.”
Graham emphasized that the new facility will be an upgrade.
“The site will undergo a complete makeover. Virtually everything, inside and out, will be updated into a bright, welcoming modern center,” he said. “We believe the community will embrace the Shell products and Grahams’ Market Place, and we look forward to being an active participant in the Sugar Grove community.”