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    RaceWay Opens First of Its New Store Model

    The convenience chain remodeled its Covington, Ga., store after a 2010 fire gutted it.

    COVINGTON, Ga. -- RaceWay yesterday opened its first location to be redesigned according to the company's new store model, according to a CovNews report. The Covington, Ga. store, located on U.S. Highway 278, had been closed after being gutted by a fire in May 2010.

    The remodeled store is now larger at 3,500 square feet and offers expanded coffee and deli stations, plus a walk-in beer case cooler room, said owner Raj Rajyaguru. There is space for a mini-fast food restaurant once a tenant is secured. Rajyaguru added that the store also has new environmentally friendly features such as low-energy LED lights.

    Outside, the location features a new brick façade and a total of 14 pumping stations. RaceWay would have installed a total of 28 pumps, but the CSX railroad behind the store restricted the available space, according to the report.

    The remodeled store is the second RaceWay store Rajyaguru owns in the area. Rajyaguru stated that he intends to try to keep the station's fuel price the lowest in the area, possibly renewing its previous price wars with the nearby QuikTrip.

     

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