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Billings convenience store returns to 24/7 hours after COVID restrictions relax

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 00:43:38-05

This week's rescinding of local Yellowstone County health orders is allowing some businesses to get back to normal hours.

The Town Pump on King Avenue West and South 32nd Street West has gone back to staying open 24 hours.

On Thursday, the health officer rescinded the orders, and put the county under the state guidelines.

COVID guidelines in the county had required many businesses, including convenience stores, to close at 10 p.m.

During that time, the gasoline pumps were open and the store was closed.

Town Pump started staying open past 10 on Thursday night.

"It's been great," said Cole Pearson, Town Pump crew member. "It's just been busy keeping it steady, you know, dealing with people. Customers are family. We've got to treat them correct. They are all excited about that they get to see all their normals and get to say hello to the people we like. We got to stay open 24 hours it's the only way we can make our money, you know, we all like it you know it ain't that hard. We're back to full position full shifts."

Many other businesses have either not changed back their hours or were not affected by the 10 p.m. closure requirement.