First Stop Open for Business

First Stop Owner – Karim Salem


The First Stop Convenience Store at Raintree Court is now open for business daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and there’s at least one thing the store offers that every St. John resident will love — parking.

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First Stop


First Stop sells everything from electronics, including portable CD players and cell phone covers, to toiletries. Customers will soon be able to pay Sprint and AT&T wireless bills at the store, and in less than two weeks, First Stop’s deli will open for breakfast and lunch. “So far, people have been saying we have the cheapest prices,” said store owner Karim Salem, whose family owns three convenience stores on St. Thomas. The convenience store has been seeing a good mix of both local and tourist customers, Salem added.