Kwik Star planning second Mason City location


Kwik Star planning second Mason City location


Customers fill their tanks at the gas pumps at Kwik Star in Clear Lake. 

by CHRIS ZOELLER, The Globe Gazette

Kwik Star convenience stores is one step closer to being the new owner of land near the North Iowa Events Center.

The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on the sale of the land on Eisenhower Avenue.  

Kwik Star, which also goes by Kwik Trip in certain locales, initially came in with a $350,000 offer for the property but board members Casey Callanan, Tim Latham and Chris Watts stayed pat at $450,000 which Kwik Star acquiesced to.

The land was once the site of the old state patrol office out by the county fairgrounds at 335 S. Eisenhower Ave. but Iowa State Patrol moved across town to 4425 S. Washington Ave in 2008.

Since that time, the county has been sitting on a vacant piece of property.

So all three board members concurred that they were happy to get the property back onto Cerro Gordo County tax rolls.

Kwik Star is tentatively set to open a separate convenience store at 1502 S. Federal Ave. in mid-to-late November 2019.

The La Crosse, Wisconsin-based chain bought that property, which was once Wooz’s Car Wash, for $488,000 in June 2018.