Gas Station and Convenience Store
Convenient Store Listing in Blyth, California
7th Street 76...the best of all worlds
This modern convenience store is branded 76, boasts a new RYKO TouchFree carwash, and enjoys I-10 motorists and community customers. Being the middle on and off ramps in Blythe, this store attracts traffic heading east and west on Interstate 10...the major arterial between Los Angeles and Phoenix.
While this store averages a modest 35,000 gallons per month in gasoline and diesel sales, the convenience store averages $115,000 including $6-8,000 in car wash sales. Gross Profits on fuel are enviable with store GPs around industry averages. The new car wash averages a GP of 85% or higher.
The busiest on/off ramps in Blythe are at Lovekin Blvd...one mile west of our 7th Street on/off ramps...home to many fast food and fuel stops. Of lessor significance is the Intake on/off ramps nearer the Colorado River border with Arizona. The Intake on/off ramps have yet to be developed.
Blythe is a strategic re-fueling area on I-10 about midway between Los Angeles and Phoenix. Blythe is an isolated community with over fifteen million people within a five-hour drive.
Blythe and the Palo Verde Valley have become known world-wide as the Solar Capital due to enormous solar fields installed and planned to be installed. Installation of another huge field will commence this winter just a couple miles west of Blythe...bringing 350-450 workers daily for several years.
Colorado River boating/fishing/camping bring summer visitors while our vast snowbird population starts arriving in November and returns up north in March/April. Blythe has the oldest water rights on the Colorado River which bodes well for our vast farming industry.
Known as the City of Outdoors...a good place to live, enjoy business, and raise your family!
Cigarettes/tobacco: In September, 2011, we lowered the price of our cigarette and tobacco products. Within four months, we achieved a 40% increase and now average in the $30-36,000/month. Our gross profit increased from an average of $2600/month to over $3300/month. Beer: In October 2011, we lowered the price of our beer and related products. Our sales increase of 40% continues to grow. We do this level of sales through two cold box doors. In the third quarter 2013, we’ll devote an adjacent door to beer and related products and lessen our soda exposure. Manpower: Due to the increase in cash flow, the owners have cut back on their hours. The result is more manpower expense…minimally, $2-3,000 per month. We have a good line-up with Jesse as Manager, Alberto as Asst. Mgr. nights, one other full-time employee and five part-timers. Operating Hours: In August 2011, we cut from 24/7 to opening at 4:30am and closing at midnight except 1pm on Fridays and Saturdays. This was an austerity move to save manpower and utility expense. We will revisit these operating hours after the holidays. Our busiest times of the day are 5-8am and 4 to 7pm. Typically, the busiest days of the week run Friday, Sunday ( or Monday if a holiday weekend ) , Monday, Saturday, Thursday, Wednesday, and Tuesday. In late July we moved to 24/7 Wednesday to test sales and impact employment. Soil Remediation: Frey Environmental continues to perform our required testing and reporting to the State Water Quality Control Board. We paid the first $5,000 and the State fund pays the next $1.5 million. About $300,000 has been expended over the past twelve years. The State has modified their current approach to ground water treatment and that posture recognizes that the contamination issues are not as dire as once suspected. The on-sight remediation equipment should bring closure in three to four years. Fuel Gross Volumes: We were drawn to Blythe because it is a strategic refueling location which, historically, enjoy