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July 8, 2021

Cumberland Farms buys 9 CT Mercury Fuels gas stations

Photo | CoStar Mercury Fuel's Cedar Street location in Newington is one of eight converted to the Cumberland Farms brand.

Cumberland Farms said it has completed its previously announced purchase of nine Mercury Fuels gas stations in the state, detailing their locations for the first time.

Waterbury-based Mercury announced in March it would sell nine of its approximately two dozen Connecticut fueling stations to Cumberland Farms parent EG Group, but had not disclosed which locations were included in the deal and which it would retain.

On Thursday, Cumberland Farms spokesman Sean Hennessey confirmed to HBJ that EG Group had completed its purchase of nine stations, and had closed one of them. The other eight, which have been, converted them to the Cumberland Farms banner, include:

724 Cedar St., Newington
151 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield
9 South Main St., East Windsor     
626 Maple Ave., Cheshire
602 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook
1830 Post Road East, Westport
29 Main St., Winsted

On July 1, Mercury notified the state Department of Labor that it would lay off 112 employees in connection with the sale, including 68 cashiers, 22 managers and assistant managers, five tanker drivers and various other roles.

At least some of the employees are being rehired by the new owner, though it’s unclear exactly how many.

“All Mercury store level personnel were given the opportunity to remain employed at these converted locations,” Hennessey said. “Any former Mercury employee who wished to continue employment and who passed a background check was immediately rehired as a Cumberland Farms employee.”

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