After 30 years of operating the store at the intersection of Rt. 146 and I-24, Bill and Sue Cagle has sold the Cagle’s BP station to Long and Golightly of Paducah. The Paducah firm will operate the store as a Cheer’s Convenience Store beginning July 12. The firm has three other Cheer’s stores in Southern Illinois – Goreville, Dongola and Metropolis.
The Cagles purchased the business, then an Amoco service station, from Bill Stevens in 1992. Eleven years later, in 2003, the couple tore down the building and built the current store from the ground up, replacing everything on the property – building, tanks, pumps and signage, as a BP station.
“We are going to miss our customers,” Sue Cagle said. “We have made a lot of good friends, and met many good people during our 30 years here.”
“Bill and I thank everyone for their kindness and the support they given us,” she added.
Bill and Sue will continue to operate their other businesses across the highway, Cagle’s Tire, Wheel & Towing.