Git-N-Go confirms its closing 30 of its stores


Monday, January 26th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Tulsa's economy takes another blow. Less than a week after parent company Hale-Halsell laid off 200 employees, Git-N-Go confirms they're closing 30 convenience stores.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger says the last deposits were picked up and underground gas tanks were emptied as word spread that Git-N-Go is shutting down 30 of its convenience stores.

Employees wasted no time boarding up windows and moving merchandise out of the 81st and Sheridan and 101st and Sheridan locations. They wouldn't go on camera but employees say they got the word Monday morning.

The Oklahoma based store has locations in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. Git-N-Go's CEO Ron Ford confirms they are closing 30 of the company's low performing stores but didn't give specifics about which Oklahoma stores or how many employees are affected.

News of the stores closing comes less than a week after Hale Halsell laid off 200 of its employees. Hale-Halsell is the parent company of Git-N-Go and operates about 120 convenience stores nationwide. In a written statement last week, Hale Halsell said it had lost its principal customer, which accounted for 40% of its business.

One employee tells the News on Six that at least five other Git-N-Go stores in the Tulsa area will close in the next two weeks.