Casey’s opens new store Thursday, Grand opening is Friday

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

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Casey’s opens new store Thursday Grand opening is Friday

By Julie Ann Madden

New store.

New selections.

New services.

“We are very, very excited to serve the Akron community, bringing in all the newness,” said Casey’s General Store Area Supervisor Deb Bontje who gave The Akron Hometowner a “walk-through” the brand new store at the southeast corner of the Iowa Highways 3 and 12 intersection. “We just can’t wait to serve the community with our new store and our new options.”

“The same friendly faces will be here to serve you,” she said, noting there will also be new faces as the staff has doubled in size — to 20 employees to handle the store’s new features. “The hours will be the same from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.”

The new store will continue under the direction of Store Manager Bev Mason.

“Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest,” said Bontje. “Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain and the first largest pizza chain in the United States.”

Casey’s believes in giving back to the communities where we live and work,” she said. “That is one of our core values.”

Casey’s General Store officials are celebrating the opening of their brand new facility in Akron this Friday, Feb. 16.

A Kids’ Coloring Contest is already underway. The entry deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15 — just turn in your completed Pizza Pete coloring sheets at the store.

Beginning at 5 a.m., Friday, the store will begin its day-long celebration with several specials plus door prizes and drawings.

From 4 – 6 p.m., a KSEZ-FM “Z-98” disc jockey will be broadcasting live from the new store.

At 5:15 p.m., the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting.

The Akron store originally opened in 1978 on the northeast corner of the Iowa Highways 3 & 12 intersection. Casey’s General Store will mark its 40th anniversary here this year.

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