By Sandy Meyer
Riverview residents Nicole and Thaddeus Davis have embarked on a new business adventure in the Brandon area. The Davis’ most recent undertaking is ownership of the Circle K/Shell station located at 202 W. Brandon Blvd.
The couple currently own and operate Green Lizard Lawn Care & Landscaping which won the 2011 Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. In addition to their busy schedule with the landscaping and Circle K, the Davis’ also own an independent Chevron station located at 965 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon.
Nicole Davis is thrilled to branch further out into the community with their newest endeavor. “We’re excited to meet more members of our community and build more relationships,” she said. Both of the gas stations the couple operates are independent franchises. “Everything we do stays in the community as opposed to the corporate run stations,” she added.
When asked why the couple decided on ownership of a Circle K, Nicole explained “Even though we service people in our community with the lawn care, we don’t get to interact with them. We thought the gas station would be a great way to interact a lot more with our customers.”
The Circle K station offers a loyalty card which allows customers to receive three cents off each gallon of gas, up to 20 gallons. It also serves breakfast and lunch tornados as well as hot dogs for that quick meal on the go. Customers can stop in for a variety of cappuccinos and coffees and check out the seasonal specials. Nicole also boasts the station having one of the largest walk-in beer coolers on Hwy. 60.
Circle K’s famous Polar Pops are available within the store and now through June 22, customers can bring in the May Brandon edition of the Osprey Observer paper and receive any size Polar Pop for just 25 cents. One per customer please.
What sets this station apart from others? Nicole explains that they are client-centric. “We keep a clean, well-stocked store. Our goal is for the customer to leave with what they came in for.”
Keep an eye out for their Facebook page which will be live in the upcoming weeks and will feature specials from time to time.