A popular chain of local convenience stores is changing owners.
Kolkhorst Petroleum, Inc., owner of the "Rattlers" convenience store chain, has reached an agreement with of Sunoco LP to sell its 14 Rattlers convenience stores along with its wholesale motor fuel distribution business.
The transaction is expected to be completed within the next few months.
SUN already owns dozens of convenience stores and a wholesale distribution business in Texas.
Kolkhorst Petroleum President Jim Kolkhorst says the company will retain and continue to operate its commercial fuel, bobtail and lubricant business with the headquarters remaining in Navasota.
Kolkhorst Foods, LLC, will be retained as well, which currently operates five Burger King locations.
Kolkhorst tells KWHI News that now was a good time to sell that portion of the business.
Kolkhorst also told KWHI that the property at the corner of North Park St. and Blue Bell Road would be the home of a new Burger King Restaurant, owned by Kolkhorst Foods, LLC.
A Rattlers store was originally planned for that site, but those plans have now changed. Kolkhorst says plans for the remainder of the property are being evaluated.
Rattlers’ fourteen stores are located in: Brenham, Bryan, College Station, Chappell Hill, Bellville, Giddings, LaGrange, Navasota and Cameron.