Jiffy Trip will begin construction in 2018 on a new convenience store in west Enid.

The 6,000-square-foot store — which will offer food and fuel — will be located on the northeast corner of Garland and Garriott. Plans for the 4.4 acres on that corner involve the store being developed on half of the land, and the rest of the land being available for future development.

A number of trees on the property will be cleared ahead of construction, Jiffy Trip Chief Operating Officer Alex Williams confirmed.

“We are excited to design and build a Jiffy Trip convenience destination in Enid — our hometown,” Williams said. “We have wanted to do this for a long time — bringing jobs and revenue to the community.”

Jiffy Trip has been operating in Oklahoma for more than 45 years, and has 28 convenience store locations in the state.

K.V. Williams and Larry Hammer opened their first convenience store in Cherokee in 1972, according to the company’s website. They managed the Cherokee store together and formed the Hammer Williams Co., the parent company of Jiffy Trip. They became one of the first convenience store chains to offer hot coffee, an unheard of product for convenience stores at the time. More information can be found at www.jiffytrip.com.

Story by:  Enid News & Eagle

Written by:  Jessica Miller