By Conrad Dudderar
A Yukon convenience store is getting a facelift.
A wrecking company crew has demolished a building that housed the Casey’s store, 1301 S Cornwell.
The company, headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, hired Midwest Wrecking to tear down the existing store and car wash.
After the rubble was cleared this week, a new store will be built at the site.
The new structure will be designed in accordance with Casey’s typical convenience store business – featuring its famous made-from-scratch pizza.
The chain now has six locations in the 73099 zip code, three of them inside Yukon city limits.
In summer 2021, Casey’s announced it had acquired 49 Circle K stores in Oklahoma.
Casey’s properties include 1301 S Cornwell, 1256 S Garth Brooks Blvd. and 1100 Lakeshore Drive (called Good Stop) in Yukon city limits; and 141 S Mustang Road, just south of Yukon in Oklahoma City limits.
The company also plans to demolish the existing building and car wash at 1256 S Garth Brooks Blvd. (just north of Interstate 40) and build a new store.
In recent years, Casey’s constructed two new stores with large fueling stations on vacant sites just outside Yukon – at 10600 W Hwy 66 and 13001 W Reno in Oklahoma City limits.
2,300 STORES IN 16 STATES
The company’s first general store opened in 1968 in Boone, Iowa.
Casey’s now has more than 2,300 stores and employs more than 40,000 team members across 16 Midwestern and Southern states.
The first full-scale re-brand in company history occurred in 2020, featuring a new logo and dropped “General Stores” from its name.
“We continue to see tremendous growth opportunities in our business and remain bullish to add 345 stores over the next three years,” Casey’s CEO Darren Rebelez said in an annual earnings report. “We also built 40 new stores in fiscal 2021 despite pandemic delays.”
The company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States.