The Stewart’s Shops store in Keene stopped selling gasoline on Wednesday, Oct. 28 — when this photo was taken — while crews finish building the new store on state Route 73 (behind the current store). The number of gas nozzles will double to eight when the new pumps open up, which is expected to be Nov. 24, two days before Thanksgiving, a store associate said Wednesday morning. Diesel and kerosene will be added. The new store will be 4,020 square feet, much larger than the current one, which will be torn down, and the space will be used for parking. It was the only place in Keene to sell gas. The closest places to get gas now are Jay, Lake Placid and Wilmington.
(Provided photo — Naj Wikoff)