Thornton’s Opens Newest Stores in Tampa Bay Area

Thornton’s Opens Newest Stores in Tampa Bay Area

Thornton’s Inc. is proud to announce the official opening of its two newest Tampa locations.   Store #703 opened in mid-March 2013.  The store is located at 4103 Gunn Highway. Store #704 at 9979 Progress Boulevard in Riverview, FL opened on Thursday, March 28th at 5 a.m. These new additions will be the third and fourth Thorntons locations in the Tampa market.

“Thornton’s is excited to continue the expansion in Tampa,” Thorntons Chief Operating Officer Tony Harris said, “the community has been very welcoming to the stores that have opened to date and we are happy to offer additional locations to our loyal customers.”

A multitude of customer-appreciation promotions (visit will occur during the opening days and weeks of the celebrations, highlighted by free coffee and fountain beverages for everyone. In addition, customers can expect the new stores to offer ‘hot off the grill’ convenience food items, an assortment of hot, cold and frozen beverages, exceptional quality food, grocery items at economical prices, and as always, the most competitively-priced premium fuel available for any type of vehicle.

Thorntons-BldgThornton’s Real Estate Strategy

Thorntons is committed to strategic growth and you can help.   Our company-owned, state-of-the-art, high-visibility convenience stores require real estate with the following features:
Lot Size:  A minimum of 1-1.5 acres of land, with at least 215 feet of frontage.
Access:   A signalized intersection or interstate exit ramp providing easy ingress/egress.
Traffic Count:  Exceptionally high and growing.


About Thornton’s

Founded by Kentucky native James H. Thornton in 1971, Thorntons Inc. is one of the leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers in the U.S., currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons operates over 170 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in six states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Florida. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Company and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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