|Date: Monday, September 9, 2013|
September 9, 2013 – LEBANON, OH – The newest Big Mike’s Gas n Go store is scheduled to open mid-September at the corner of State Routes 22/3 and Columbia Road in Landen, OH.The store manager, Dan Longacre, has a family history that traces back three generations in the Landen area. Dan’s maternal grandfather managed a dairy in the late 40’s and early 50’s where the Montgomery Hills subdivision is today. His great uncle was the farm manager for Landen Farms, which consisted of most of the area now known as Landen.
Dan’s parents also have a history with the Schueler Group family (who owns Big Mike’s). Steve Longacre (now deceased) was a licensed Realtor with Henkle Schueler for 20 years. He managed the Landen office of Henkle Schueler in the early 1990’s. Dan’s mother, Janet, has worked for the Schueler Group as a licensed Realtor, closing coordinator and executive assistant for 30 years.
Mike Schueler, president of the Schueler Group, stated, “Dan has earned this new position on his own merits. He has worked very hard for three years, proving he is very worthy and capable of the opportunity.” Dan is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.
Dan began his Big Mike’s career in 2010 at the Eastgate Big Mike’s. “It is an honor and a challenge to open the new Landen store,” Longacre said. “I look forward to greeting new customers and fulfilling their needs – at the tanks and in the store.”
Dan will be assisted by Judy DuChemin and Sean Brooks. Judy has 30 years experience in the convenience store business. She is from Middletown (OH) where she owned her own carry-out store.
Sean has played an integral role in the store opening, shadowing Dan at the Eastgate Big Mike’s, following every step in the development of the new store. From these efforts he is creating the contents for his graduate school thesis, while learning the trade first hand.
About Big Mike’s Gas N Go stores:
The Landen store is the fourth in the Big Mike’s family. The first two stores are located in Tipp City and Troy (OH). The Eastgate and Landen stores were designed and built by Bunnell Hill Construction (one of the Schueler Group companies). Each Big Mike’s location offers a well-stocked convenience store and gasoline pumps – offering everything you need in “a one stop shop”.
Shell gasoline is the fuel supplier for the Landen location with 12 gas pumps on the lot. Shell gas cards and Kroger Plus cards will be honored for fuel discounts.
Big Mike’s Gas N Go stores carry top of the line daily food products including Velvet Ice Cream, Trauth Dairy, and Wallingford Coffee. The store will feature an extensive wine selection and beer cave. Money orders, phone cards and lottery tickets will also be available.
Store operating hours are Monday – Saturday, 5 am – 11 pm; Sunday, 6 am – 10 pm.