Par Mar Marks 51 Years With October Celebration
MARIETTA, Ohio — Par Mar Stores is celebrating its 51st anniversary across its convenience stores during October with promotions, sales and giveaways tied in with its Par Mar Rewards card.
The commemoration will coincide with the opening of the c-store retailer's 99th location on Sissonville Drive in Charleston, W.Va., and its 100th location in Bartow, W.Va. The two new store openings will make 18 locations that Par Mar has added in 2018.
"Par Mar Stores has come a long way since its origin of a local oil company to now a convenience store chain with quick-service restaurants in four states. There is no way that Par Mar Stores could have made it over the last 51 years without the support of our employees, customers, suppliers and our vendor partners, particularly The H.T. Hackney Co., and we thank them for that," said Par Mar Stores President Brian Waugh.
Par Mar Stores was founded in 1967 by the Hollister family and today has 100 convenience stores with 53 in West Virginia, 26 in Ohio, 20 in Pennsylvania and one in Kentucky. It sells fuel under the BP, Marathon, Sunoco, Valero, Shell, Exxon and CITGO brands. Par Mar Stores is also a franchisee for 13 Subways, one Quiznos and one A&W restaurant.
Marietta-based Par Mar Stores is technically an operating division of Par Mar Oil Co. Pittsburgh-based Croton Holding Co. acquired Par Mar Oil in 2016.