A Greener C-Store

A Greener C-Store

Food & Drink

A Greener C-Store

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By Cari Martens

A new green-minded convenience store now open in Dallas, Tex., may be the first in a trend toward more eco-friendly c-stores.

Unlike nearly every other c-store in the U.S., Green Spot Market and Fuels doesn’t sell lottery tickets, slushees, cigarettes or junk food. Instead it offers things like sushi, fresh flowers and freshly-brewed hibiscus mint tea.

Green Spot features an organic menu with gourmet sandwiches and fair trade coffees, plus a natural soda fountain. There’s also a kids section with healthy children’s snacks. Even their drink cups are made from corn plastic, which is more easily composted. It helps that the unit is located in an area near a lake that’s popular with runners, bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Green Spot’s fuel options include two grades of biofuels as well as standard fossil fuels. Owners Alvaro Garza and Bruce Bagelman are looking into the possibility of franchising their concept.

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