The first of many Parker's gas stations in northern Beaufort County is now open for business.
The new Parker's is located on Ribaut Road and is the company's 35th store. School, town and chamber leaders joined owner Greg Parker for the ribbon cutting Tuesday morning.
"There was a demand, consumers wanted us to be here, people kept saying, ‘when will you come? When will you come?' in the hopes that we were going to lower gas prices and that's what we're doing," Parker said.
"We've been looking forward to this day for a couple years now, we've been working with Greg and his company to make sure we recruited the best that we could to our area. They are a good corporate citizen and they're going to be an amazing asset to our community," Blakely Williams with Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce said.
Parker's is planning to open four to five more stores in nothern Beaufort County.
They will open another store in Statesboro later this week.