The people of Moffat County now have one less place to buy their gasoline.
Craig business Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, closed its doors Tuesday morning. A sign in the front window of the convenience store — also a Conoco filling station — alerts passersby of the closure, but there are many other indicators as well.
The shop’s contents have been cleared out entirely, while the gas pump handles are each wrapped in plastic, and the numbers from the board indicating fuel prices have been removed.
The business, which employed a staff of four at the time of closure, was owned by Monument Oil, out of Grand Junction.
“The store just had not been profitable for quite some time, and we tried to ride it out and do some different things to get the locals coming back, but business dictated it was time to shut the doors,” said JP Whitacre, Monument Oil representative. “We’ve done business in Craig for years, and we’ve always enjoyed the people and the town and we’re very thankful to have that association. We wished it could have continued.”
The 1,200 square foot building was first built in 1976 and has been owned by Monument Oil for about 30 years. Monument is open to interested parties taking on the building, and a “For Rent” sign at Go-fer gives their contact information.
“We’ll be willing to talk to anyone interested in the property for whatever use they see fit,” Whitacre said.