Co-owner of the fuel retail network has decided to retire and consequently sold 8 of the 9 franchise stations
One of Duluth’s oldest fuel retail network, Curtis Oil, has sold eight of the nine franchise SuperAmerica fuel service stations in the Northland area to SuperAmerica Corporate.
The reason for selling the SuperAmerica fuel service stations is that Curtis Oil co-owner Jack Curtis is planning to retire. For more than 45 years, Curtis Oil has owned the SuperAmericas.
The nearly 90 Northland employees will be retained under the new ownership by SuperAmerica Corporate. Plans for expansion in the future will be continued by The Curtis Oil and Propane business.
The following statement was released by the company: "After 46-plus years of operating we are eternally thankful for the many years of patronage the Duluth area residents have shown our stores. While the stores will remain in the SuperAmerica family, Curtis Oil will no longer own or operate the stores in the Duluth area. The store employees and faces you’ve come to know will continue to be part of the SuperAmerica family of stores as they join 190-plus locations already operated by SuperAmerica," the statement read. Source: CSN PWKD12052017