Jimmy’s Convenience Store has been around for a while -- way before 2009, when Bhavna Patel started working behind the counter at the 286 Pleasant Street shop, ringing up customers and running their Keno cards.
Twelve years later, you’ll still find Bhavna behind the counter. But these days, she has a new title: owner.
Bhavna officially took ownership of the store on November 1. She’ll still be working long hours. But now she’s the boss.
Bhavna says she’ll keep the name Jimmy’s (which is next door to, though not related to, Jimmy’s Restaurant & Pizza House) because that’s how its longtime customers know it. And, of course, the Massachusetts Lottery will likely remain the main draw. Jimmy’s has a table for Keno players to sit and relax while watching the numbers pop up and to scratch some tickets in between Keno games.
Stop by and see Bhavna sometime. Jimmy’s Convenience Store is open seven days a week, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 978-957-6500.