Kwik Trip coming to Kewaunee County after Luxemburg village board approval
LUXEMBURG – Kwik Trip appears to be coming to Kewaunee County.
The Luxemburg Village Board approved a proposal for the convenience store chain's first location in the county at its most recent meeting, pending a couple of details that need to be finalized.
The new store will be built at North Main Street (Kewaunee County AB) and Spartan Way, immediately north of the Venture One Stop convenience store/McDonald's, Subway, and Rose's Family Restaurant on the corner of AB and State 54. The Luxemburg-Casco School District buildings are across County AB and the school's sports complex is across Spartan Way.
Village President Jack Seidl said construction is expected to start in 2021 and be completed by the end of the year. He said he believes the Luxemburg store will offer the same goods and services as other recently opened Kwik Trips.
The property most recently was owned privately by two parties and used for residences and a hobby farm, but Seidl said it is zoned for commercial use. He said Tuesday he believes the sale to Kwik Trip has been finalized, but wasn't sure at that time.
Seidl also said Kwik Trip needs to submit some information for zoning purposes, but he thinks the new store is a done deal.
"I believe everything has been OK'd," Seidl said. "We had approval from the county, because it's on a county highway."
Based in La Crosse, Kwik Trip is a privately owned company operating about 700 convenience stores across Wisconsin, Minnesota and under the Kwik Star name in Iowa. Besides fuel, they also offer fresh bakery, grocery items including meats and produce, and sandwiches, pizzas and soups.
The village currently has two convenience stores: longstanding business Simonar Shell is about a mile south of the proposed new store on County AB, along with Venture One Stop. A BP station also is about a block away from the proposed new store, across State 54 from Venture One Stop.
Seidl said some residents let the board know they felt the village doesn't need another convenience store, but he feels there's room for them.
"There are people who expressed concern about it," he said. "But as a village board, we don't have any right to tell people what to do. People can go where they want. I think all of it has a good chance of survival."
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
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This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Kwik Trip coming to Kewaunee County after Luxemburg village board approval