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Maverik gas station opens in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - Road 68 in Pasco opened up a brand new gas station and convenience store.

Thursday night employees of Maverik celebrated with an open house. In fact, within the first hour they already had over a thousand people tour the store. Maverik is an outdoor-adventure branded convenience store. They also specialize in food and beverage product lines.

Many of the people in the area are excited for another gas station especially since West Pasco continues to grow.

"We live right down there so it's just going to be nice to drive right here and be able to get gas and anything else we need," said Dillon Long, Pasco resident.

"We don't have to go clear back into the busy part of the Road 68 so that will be nice," said Janet Worthington, Pasco resident. 

Maverik also offers a loyalty card that gives customers two to four cents off a gallon of gas.

This is the second Maverik in the state, the other is in Sunnyside.

So far they have hired about 20 people.