Seasons Market

After several months of construction, Seasons Corner Market will open at 560 Thames Street on Friday, June 10th.

The new location will have a brand new and state-of-the art Shell gasoline and diesel dispensers (including Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline) and a new market that features Green Mountain Coffee, Nicole’s Gourmet salads and sandwiches by Pranzi Catering, F’Real Milkshakes, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Premium Popcorn, SUPERPRETZELS, a brand new Pepsi Spire machine and more.

East Side Management operates the Shell Gas Station on Lower Thames Street as well as three other Aquidneck Island Shell stations, 1 on JT Connell Highway in Newport and 2 in Middletown.

East Side Management is currently hiring for this location.

What was formerly known as the “Shell Gas Station” has been closed since February 21st for renovations and remodeling (More info – Shell Gas Station on Lower Thames Street Will Close For Several Months).

Here’s a reminder of what the location looked like prior to the renovations.

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