The Kountry Korner gas station and store at 27099 Miller Bay Rd NE in Kingston, Washington. Image: Google Maps
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Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe buys well-known gas station and store for $2.3 million





The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe has acquired a well-known business in Kingston, Washington.

The Noo-Kayet Development Corporation paid about $2.3 million for the Kountry Korner gas station and store, The Kitsap Sun reported. The business is known for its collection of wooden carvings and its location along a busy highway.

Noo-Kayet also operates the Gliding Eagle Market, a gas station and store, just a couple of miles down the road. That business is located on the reservation.

Kountry Korner, on the other hand, is not, The Kitsap Sun pointed out. That means the tribe will have to collect the state's sales tax on gasoline. Taxes are collected at Gilded Eagle too, but the state returns 75 percent of the revenue to the state, the paper said.

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