Blue, West Virginia Marathon Station
In Blue, West Virginia just off of State Route 18 stands the Marathon Gas Station. This modern and conveniently located service station opened in 1999 and was built by then owner, Emory Yeater. On April 1, 2011, John Davis became the proud new owner and still holds that title today. When you walk in the large front doors of the Marathon, you are greeted with the smiling faces, behind masks of course, of Marsha Fletcher, Store Manager, and Cathy Lancaster, Assistant Manager. Other staff members include Tammy Seckman, Sarah Bassett, Megan Haught, Rachel Patterson, Jenna Clark, Carly Alan and Amy Robinson. Store manager Marsha Fletcher assured, “We have a great staff that is friendly and courteous to our customers. We try to make people feel at home when they shop in our store.”
The Marathon station is more than a gas station. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
The station offers a full deli featuring breakfast, lunch, pizzas, and subs served all day long. I can vouch for the breakfast; while I was there I had the breakfast special of biscuits and gravy.
It was delicious and came with more bacon than I could eat. In addition to chips, snacks, and soft drinks, the station also offers “Grab and Go” hot and cold sandwiches to accommodate truckers and other customers who are limited on time.
The Marathon offers a unique line of merchandise that meets the needs of shoppers looking for a creative gift perfect for the person who has everything or those every day needs. Shoppers may choose from lines like: Walnut Creek Amish (including apple butter, a variety of potato chips and pork rinds, polish sausage, beef sticks and hot pepper mustard) to mention a few. They also have fishing supplies, Old Timer and Uncle Henry brand knives, Swan Creek candles and wax melt candles, automobile accessories and batteries.
The Blue Marathon will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary in April and are promising many specials and surprises for all new and loyal customers.