WILLMAR -- Longtime Willmar businessman Walt Gislason has sold his gas station, convenience store, car wash and oil change business at the corner of First Street and Willmar Avenue South to four employees and another local business owner.
The business was bought by Mike Brown, owner of Floor to Ceiling store, and convenience store/gas station manager Jeff Armstrong, general manager Scott Barney, office manager Ruth Smith and oil change manager Matt Evans.
Brown said the sale was closed today and takes effect Tuesday. Brown said the new owners do not plan on changing the name of the business.
The gas station and car wash were started by Gislason's brother in 1969. Walt and his wife, Raeanna, joined the business in 1971.