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    Blue Beacon to Sell Green Lantern C-stores

    The sale includes three c-stores, two freestanding car washes and a Petro:2 truck stop franchise.

    SALINA, Kan. -- Blue Beacon Intl., a truck wash company operating more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada, is seeking a buyer for its Green Lantern convenience stores and self-service car wash locations, the Salina Journal reported.

    "We're not devoting as much of our company's resources and our energy to [the convenience store] business," company President Trace Walker told the paper. "Those employees deserve more than that."

    The sale includes three c-stores/car washes and two free-standing self-service car washes. In addition, the company's Petro:2 truck stop franchise, which includes a Pizza Hut Express and a Wendy's fast food restaurant, is up for sale, according to Walker.

    All of the company's new Express Service car wash facilities in Wichita, Kansas City and St. Louis are not included in the sale.

    He said that Green Lantern employees have been informed of the sale.

    "There's nothing special about the timing. We just are not growing that part of our business," he told the paper. "We're focused on growing our truck washes and growing our full service car washes and the hotel part of our business."

    Apart from the truck wash locations, Blue Beacon's hotel division, Lighthouse Properties, owns and operates franchise locations for extended stay hotels such as Homewood Suites in Wichita, and The Raphael Hotel in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, the report stated.

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