Quarles Petroleum Divests 20 Stores

Fredericksburg-based Quarles Petroleum’s food and convenience stores recently announced the sale of 13 stores to 7-Eleven. Six other locations, including the Opal truck stop on U.S. 29, were also recently sold to unidentified independent dealers, the Culpeper, Va., Star Exponent reported.

“Quarles has decided to transition the operation of our Food Store 
locations to new operators,” the chain’s Web site revealed. “Q-CARDs continue to be accepted
at each of the sale locations,” it assured customers. The company did not disclose a motive for the transition.

According to the company’s Web site, the Virginia locations sold to 7-Eleven include:

Amissville- Lee Hwy.                       

Bealeton- Marsh Rd.                       

Berryville- Harry Byrd Hwy.                       

Bridgewater- Main St.                       

Broadway- Lee St.                       

Culpeper- James Monroe Hwy.                       

Front Royal- Winchester Rd.                       

Harrisonburg- West Market St.                       

Harrisonburg- Route 33 East                       

King George- James Madison Pkwy.                       

Leesburg- South King St.                       

Linden- John Marshall Hwy.                       

Locust Hill- General Puller Hwy.           

Montross- Kings Hwy.


Meanwhile, the following stores will be sold to independent operators and will be trading as Opal Oil Co.:

Fredericksburg- Plank Rd.           

Kilmarnock- Irvington Rd.           

Lancaster- Mary Ball Rd.           

Madison- Seminole Trail                       

White Stone- Rappahannock Dr.                       

Opal Truck Stop – James Madison Hwy.                       


Quarles began as a one-truck, family run oil business in 1939 and today Quarles employs about 500 people in seven states. The company is also a fuel and oil distributor in the mid-Atlantic, a propane supplier, service station supplier and fleet fuel site provider.





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