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Photo by Katrina Fuller. The one-stop Robo convenience store at Marion Street, in Jamestown, NY.
Photo by Katrina Fuller.
The one-stop Robo convenience store at Marion Street, in Jamestown, NY.

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Katrina Fuller

Chalkboards line the ceiling, declaring the multitude of offerings held in the seemingly small store. A few tables sit in the center of the room, giving rest and comfort to those who stop in for a quick lunch or a leisurely coffee break. Patrons bustle in and out, grabbing sodas, buying gas, lottery tickets, and more, effortlessly getting on their way. Thanks to the Marion Street location, customers on the South side of Jamestown, NY, have a one-stop shop to get what they need. While their convenience stores are a large part of their business, Robo Enterprises, INC, is home to many helpful and exciting businesses in the area.

“The business was started in 1964 by George Carlson,” Kim Carlson explains. “Tom Beichner partnered with George in the early 80s.” Aaron Beichner, alongside Kim, later joined Robo Enterprises, continuing to grow and expand the company. “This year, we are celebrating 50 years in business,” Kim says with a smile. “We have some summer celebrations in the making.”

The group has several locations in Jamestown, NY, offering a wide variety of services. Their Second Street location includes a car wash and full serve gas station, while the Marion Street location is a convenience store, deli, gas station, Laundromat, self-service dog wash and self-service car wash. Robo on Main, located at 817 N. Main Street, is home to a convenience store, deli, Laundromat and gas station. Robo Enterprises North at 435 Central Avenue in Dunkirk, NY is a deli, convenience store, and gas station. They also own Pic – 17, a self-storage site on Fluvanna Avenue, Air Robo, and a self-serve carwash in Gowanda, NY. Tastee Corners in Jamestown, NY, is also a part of the Robo family, serving ice cream and more during the spring and summer months. “As the Weather turns toward Spring, I am extremely excited to open Tastee Corners for 2014,” Kim says of the popular ice cream shop.

A significant presence in the area, there isn’t much this company isn’t doing. From gas stations and delis to car wash equipment sales and wholesale gasoline sales, this well-rounded company offers excellent customer service and simple solutions to everyday problems. “I’m in each of the locations at least once a day,” Kim says. “My favorite part of the job is the interaction I have with our customers and employees. Every one brings their own uniqueness to Robo.”
Robo Enterprises offices are located at 1310 East Second Street in Jamestown, NY in the former truck wash. For more information on any of their businesses, hours of operation, and more, give Kim a call at 716-665-2206 ext. 22 or write her an email at: kcarlson@airrobo.com. “Our success is due to continued support from the entire community and our dedicated employees,” she says. Visit one of many locations, and discover the possibilities!

The Jamestown Gazette is proud to recognize our dealers, outstanding corporate citizens of our county. This week, the Gazette especially thanks ROBO Enterprises, INC. for faithfully carrying The Jamestown Gazette, The People’s Paper, for the benefit and enjoyment of their customers, our readers.