A small gas station store on Arsenal Street has been turned into New England’s first Kangaroo Express location.
The convenience store is part of the Watertown Shell gas station, at the intersection of Arsenal and School streets. Owners Paul and Alberta Zoummar took over the gas station in 2017, and last summer it was rebranded as a Shell station.
They wanted to do something more with the store on the property, and were able to get a franchise with the brand in the Circle K group, Alberta said.
“It is the first Kangaroo Express in New England, so we have the same products as Circle K: coffee, ice coffee, tea, fountain drinks, and grilled hot dogs,” Alberta said.
The store officially became a Kangaroo Express in February, and it will host a grand opening event on April 25 and 26.
“We will be giving away a $100 gift card, and other prizes, including a bike,” Alberta said.
There will also be free samples provided by vendors such as Red Bull and Monster Energy Drink.