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Kwik Trip coming to Kingsford

KINGSFORD — A Kwik Trip convenience store is slated to be built in Kingsford.

Kingsford City Council on Monday unanimously approved construction of a 10,000 square-foot store on 2 1/2 acres of property on Carpenter Avenue.

The store will be adjacent to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Credit Union and will feature 10 pumps and a single stall car wash.

Scott Teigen, vice president of Kwik Trip, said they are looking at completion by 2024 but are hoping it will be sooner. The store will have 30 to 35 employees, some full-time, some part-time. They hope to have the store open 24 hours.

Teigen said construction costs are estimated at about $4.5 million. Before COVID-19, the new store would have been about $1 million less to build, he noted.

In September, Iron Mountain agreed to sell 2.8 acres of city property to Kwik Trip for a new fuel/convenience store just north of Dollar General on North Stephenson Avenue. Construction of that facility is expected to begin no later than 2023.

Based in La Crosse, Wis., Kwik Trip recently opened its 799th store.

Its closest stores to Iron Mountain include a new station in Crivitz, Wis., and others in Marinette and Eagle River, Wis.

In addition to hot and fresh food offerings, Kwik Trip last year launched take-home meals companywide.

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