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The Adams Express and Mobil Station opened last month and held its grand opening on Saturday with the help of Board of Selecmen members.
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Adams Officials Welcome Adams Express And Mobil Station

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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ADAMS, Mass. — Town officials welcomed the Adams Express and Mobil Station into the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.

"We just want to say thank you very much for your continued investment in Adams we are really excited for you," Selectwoman Christine Hoyt said Saturday morning.

Just over a year ago, RSP Petroleum came before the town with plans to demolish the former Goodwill property at 160 Howland Ave. and build a gas station and 5,000-square-foot convenience store with a deli and drive-through. 

Since then, the former standing property was demolished and the site was paved and overhauled. Workers worked through the winter and the store officially opened this summer.

The facility is open 24 hours and sells various amenities including beer and wine.

"Business has been very good picks up just about every day," owner Pierre Kareh said. "People are impressed with the space and we just about have everything,"

Kareh said patrons seem to really enjoy the deli that serves locally inspired sandwiches such as the Greylock, The Ramble, and the Susan B. It's local connection can also be seen with the mural above the registers that shows a landscape of Adams landmarks including Mount Greylock.

The Express is the first new gas station in the town in years and first of a modern size and service; the three existing ones date to at least the 1970s and 1980s. A fourth, a small Mobile station, closed a couple years ago.

Selectman Joseph Nowak wished Kareh continued success.

"I have known Pierre for a long time, and he is a hard-working guy," Nowak said. "Never late for work when I walk by he's always the first one there. I wish you the best."

A raffle was held at the opening ceremony and deli meat samples were given out.


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