WILLMAR—Construction has begun on Willmar’s third Kwik Trip store, this one located in downtown.
The building permit with the city of Willmar says the project is worth $2 million.
Aaron Backman, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commissioner, said in an email to the West Central Tribune that construction is estimated to be completed by September.
Kwik Trip had always planned on building three stores in Willmar, but delayed building the downtown
During the past year and a half, Kwik Trip, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has transformed several locations in Willmar into brand new gas stations and convenience stores. In doing so, it has significantly redeveloped two sites and is planning on a third location. On U.S. Highway 12 on the east side of Willmar, the company acquired the former Cenex Travel Plaza and an adjacent parcel of land. That enabled Kwik Trip to demolish the existing structures and to construct an 8,800 sq. ft. facility with
WILLMAR—Kwik Trip is continuing its planned expansion into Willmar.
The Willmar Planning Commission last week conducted three public hearings tied to two new gas station and convenience stores. The commission approved conditional use permits for gas sales, but some further actions are still required.
Both of the planned stores would be on redeveloped land left vacant after Mills Auto moved to the south side of Willmar.
One Kwik Trip is planned on property located along the west side of First Street