Cedar Rapids Gazette
December 14, 2010 by staff
Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Gazette – McClatchy News Service via COMTEX-Tribune – After completing the acquisition of Stop Convenience store runs on the west side of Marion, Casey’s General Stores Inc. has added the Express Market on the east side.
The Express Market at 1100 Eagleview Dr. was purchased from NH Petroleum LLC $ 1,025,000 last month, according to records of Linn County property.
Originally a Conoco station-brand, the store has changed its flag last week as Casey.
The acquisition includes a 4,000 square foot store and a car from 900 square feet and washing trucks.
Casey’s has been on a buying spree lately.
Its recent acquisitions of stores with the Short Stop convenience store at 340 Marion Blvd. An acquisition of six stores.
Casey’s Chief Financial Officer Bill Walljasper said one store was included in the agreement with NH oil.
The store is almost directly across from a gas outlet discount operated by Murphy Oil in Walmart Supercenter Marion.
Walljasper said that does not bother to Casey’s, which has several shops nearby places Murphy Oil.
“We find that they generate traffic,” said Walljasper.
He added that Murphy Oil stations do not have kitchens or food prepared.
Walljasper said the two stores will be renovated Marion over the next six to 12 months to add kitchens so they can add Casey’s food concept.
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