MacEwen buys Quickie corner store chain

The Quickie Convenience Store at 700 14th Street West in Cornwall, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. Maxville-based MacEwen Petroleum is buying it and 50 other stores as well as the 22 associated gas stations. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

MAXVILLE – MacEwen Petroleum has bought the Quickie Convenience Stores chain in Eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

The Maxville-based fuel retailer is buying 51 stores, which include 22 gas stations. When the deal is done MacEwen says its store portfolio will nearly double.

The Quickie locations include Cornwall (700 14th Street West), Brockville and Kemptville.

In a news release, Quickie co-owners Arnold Kimmel and Larry Hartman said it was “important for them to pass the reins of their business to another privately owned Canadian company and viewed…(MacEwen) as an ideal fit.”

MacEwen is intent on keeping the Quickie name while adding its reputation around customer service and making “modernization investments.”

“The Quickie brand has a strong legacy in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, and we are excited to expand the brand’s presence and impact with our customers,” MacEwen President Peter MacEwen said.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.