Cape convenience store makes short move

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Cumberland Farms closed one store in the town center last week and opened a new one just across the street.

The convenience store chain on April 9 moved into the space formerly occupied by Freshies/On the Go. Last year, Cumberland Farms bought and closed that store, which was home to the family-owned Jonesy’s Mobil for decades before being sold in 2009 to R.H. Foster, the company that own Freshies.

The two businesses, across the street from one another at the intersection of Ocean House Road (Route 77), Shore Road and Scott Dyer Road, were known for driving each others’ gasoline prices well below the regional average.

Derek Beckwith, Cumberland Farms spokesman, said last week that the company is “still evaluating its options” for the old store, which is now vacant.