The In-N-Out Market sign. Photo: Chas Hundley
Update: Due to weather-related delivery issues, the In-N-Out Market is opening at 11 a.m. Monday morning.
BANKS - After nearly two years, the convenience store near the corner of NW Oak Way and Main Street will open for business at 5 a.m. on Monday, February 11.
It's been a long time coming—the store owners have faced regulatory hurdles and a small fire along the way—but the owners of the In-N-Out Market say it's basically ready to go.
While they'll open for business on Monday, a more formal grand opening is scheduled for the first week of March, at which time they'll move from a 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. schedule to a 24-hour schedule, a first for the city of Banks.
Amy and Rajinder Gill who live in Banks with their three children, are co-owners of the business, along with Jay Singh.
Singh owns a restaurant and another convenience store in Willsonville, but this is a first for the Gills.
On Monday, coffee and soda fountain drinks will be free to all who come in.
Inside the store, shelves and coolers line this former credit union building, which formerly housed the Oregon First Community Credit Union (now called First Community Credit Union) until the branch closed down.
It has what you'd expect of a convenience store—snacks, every day essentials, beer, wine, and tobacco products, hot food—but boasts a drive-in window for patrons who might have difficulty walking into the store or just want the convenience of a drive-in shopping experience.
The interior of the In-N-Out Market. Photo: Chas Hundley
There are limits to what can be sold through the window (sorry, they can't hand you a beer and send you on your way) and the Gills plan to add more items available at the window, especially as they transition into a 24-hour store in March.
"We're a family business, and we look forward to becoming a part of the community," said Amy.
For more information, call the store at 503-992-6125. A Facebook page and website for the market are coming soon.
From left to right: Amy and Rajinder Gill and Jay Singh. Photo: Chas Hundley