A new Valley Country Store will open near Palmer later this year.

Construction is underway on the corner of Trunk and Palmer Fishhook.

Owner Matt Gittlein said there will be a Tesoro gas station, convenience store and liquor store. Like the two other Valley Country Store locations in Wasilla, the Palmer one will also have a laundromat and shower facility.

Gittlein said the store will provide 15 full-time jobs and several part-time.

“We hire all of our people local. They’re our family, we spend all day with them and all night, we’re open 24 hours so we’re here all the time. We always hire from the community,” Gittlein said.

He said the store is expected to be open by September.

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