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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

Maverik’s first area store opens in Mead, with more to come likely

The first area Maverik convenience store-service station has opened at 4206 E. Day Mt. Spokane Road in Mead. The company is hosting an open house there on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

The 4,200-square-foot store sells beverages, foods, snacks and deli offerings.

Maverik, Inc. has more than 200 locations across the West in  Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. The home base is Salt Lake.

Accoding to an overview found at Yahoo, the chain takes it name from the comedy-western "Maverick" TV series starring James Garner that aired in the late 1950s and early 60s.

The company is run by the third generation of the Call family and was founded by the late Reuel T. Call, who got into the petroleum business in the 1920s.

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