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D&C Convenience Stores Come Under New Ownership

DULUTH, Ga. -- WNS Holding LLC has taken title to all four D&C Gas and Convenience stores here. The Virginia-based company also owns 12 Short Stop Convenience gas stations in the area.

City property records show that the new owner recently acquired the convenience store and gas station combos for a total of $2.2 million, according to the Duluth News Tribune. WNS is a holding company for C&B Warehouse Distributing, which now operates the stores, said Russ Troutwine, who owns the company with his parents.

All of the employees remain employed at the stores and only a name change is planned. The D&C signs will remain for now, but Troutwine said he wants to change the names of the convenience stores to Short Stop Convenience in the spring, the report stated.

"We have been acquaintances with the seller[s]. They wanted to retire, get out and do something else. Before putting the businesses up for sale, they called us to see if we were interested," he said. "It's a good fit for us, and they gave us a good price. The stores are all well-maintained. They're all older buildings, but everything's been kept up to date and clean."

Along with the store purchases, C&B Warehouse Distributing also took over the Denfeld Tobacco Shop in West Duluth that was run by the former owners of D&C.

The four Duluth locations bring C&B Warehouse's total number of gas stations to 16.

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