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Dublin, Antrim gas stations sold to Bay State company

  • Global Partners LP has signed an agreement to purchase Carr's Store in Dublin from Cheshire Oil Company, LLC. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Global Partners LP has signed an agreement to purchase Carr's Store in Dublin from Cheshire Oil Company, LLC. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Global Partners LP has signed an agreement to purchase Carr's Store in Dublin from Cheshire Oil Company, LLC. Staff photo by Ben Conant—



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:51PM

Cheshire Oil has sold ten local convenience stores to a Massachusetts-based company, including stores in Dublin and Antrim. 

The company’s T-Bird Mini Mart locations have been purchased by Global Partners LP, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based company. Global Partners owns approximately 1,500 stores, primarily throughout the Northeast, making them one of the largest regional independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores.

“This acquisition expands our retail presence in New Hampshire and benefits from economies of scale in the purchase of fuel and convenience store merchandise,” Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka said in a press release. “In addition to our recently announced agreement to acquire the retail fuel and convenience store assets of Champlain Oil Company in Vermont and New Hampshire, the Cheshire transaction reflects our strategic focus on making complementary acquisitions in markets that leverage our terminal assets, enhance synergies and expand our retail footprint.”

Global Montello Group Corp., a  subsidiary of Global Partners, recently applied for a food service license for Carr’s Store, located at the intersection of Routes 101 and 137 in Dublin, according to Colleen Smith of the food protection section of the state’s division of public health protection. 

They were issued a provisional license on July 25, Smith said, but  Carr’s Store is not currently allowed to serve hot food items like baked goods and hot dogs because the septic system on site isn’t large enough to satisfy the state’s Department of Environmental Services’ standards. 

“They have to install a new septic system or supply a new plan showing an adequately sized system,” Smith said.

Smith referred to a new plan, as the one previously submitted was an older document. 

Global previously opened Alltown Market on Grove Street in Peterborough in November 2016. The company had demolished the existing gas station, completely revamping the space.

Dublin land use secretary Neil Sandford said it was his understanding that if Global was to demolish the existing building, they would only need to seek a variance if they didn’t use the existing footprint of the store. 

Sandford said the property Carr’s Store was built on was previously a wetland and was filled in before the town had wetland ordinances or a wetlands conservation district. 

Global Partners also recently announced they have signed an agreement to purchase 37 Jiffy Mart-branded convenience stores in Vermont and New Hampshire from the Vermont-based Champlain Oil Company, Inc.

Cheshire Oil has also transferred ownership of its heating business to Dead River Company. 

Representatives from Cheshire Oil and Global Partners did not return requests for additional information by press time on Wednesday.