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Multi-million dollar truck stop coming to Clear Lake



This news story was published on April 16, 2015.
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clear-lake-city-hallCLEAR LAKE – Score another big economic win for Clear Lake.

Clear Lake City Administrator Scott Flory described to NorthIowaToday.com a new, $10 million truck stop development that will break ground on the city’s east side next month:

“City officials have been working with Company representatives for about a year now on the development project. This will be one of the largest and most sophisticated Kwik Star/Trip Truck Center and Convenience Marts the Company has built. They have over 450 stores in WI, MN, and IA and have over 12,000 employees company-wide. The estimated cost of the Clear Lane development will be near $10 million. The City and Company are working on a development agreement for the reconstruction of the intersection of HWY 122 E and N 32nd St./Willow Creek Ct. This will also entail a placement of a new traffic signal. The estimated cost of the intersection improvements are estimated at $700,000. The city would contribute up to $250,000 towards the cost of the traffic signal. That would be paid for by the new taxes generated from the development project. The anticipated schedule is to break ground in May and be completed by November.”

The site of the development, east side of Clear Lake

The site of the development, east side of Clear Lake

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14 Responses to Multi-million dollar truck stop coming to Clear Lake

  1. Johnny R Reply Report comment

    April 19, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I heard Kwik star was thinking of coming to mason but their corporate headquarters
    refused to lower employee wages to the $9.00/hr mason city standard..

  2. Grizz Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    The property on the S. side of the Hwy is owned by Kwik Trip Inc. Go to the Cerro Gordo Co. website and use the Property or Real Estate Search in the Online Research Area to know more. If you haven’t been there before, know that you can amuse yourself for hours.

  3. pjcash Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    i heard they were putting one in where the old rose bowl is at? anyone know if thats true

    • John Reply Report comment

      April 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      pj,
      I heard from an employee that they were going to purchase the Rose Bowl site.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 18, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      I believe that is in the works, yes. Councilman Alex Kuhn told me Friday night that there is speculation that a convenience store is going in where the Rose Bowl now sits, but no building permits have been sought yet.

  4. Katie Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I believe this is on the S side of the road where the prefab houses sat, across from the former Andrews Concrete plant. Truck traffic will be a pain, but at least it will be away from the horrendous Fieldstone/McDonald’s entrance, which is a mess on weekends and all summer as it is.

    • LVS Reply Report comment

      April 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      @Katie-They own the property on the other side of the highway where the old truck stop was. At one time they were going to build there but I believe access was a problem.

      • John Reply Report comment

        April 17, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        LVS,
        you are not correct with this one, last year they bought the property next to the new Prichards building. They never bought anything on the north side of the highway.

        • LVS Reply Report comment

          April 18, 2015 at 8:58 am

          @John-Well that was the “Rumor”. Sorry about that.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Yes you are correct, Katie. That’s the spot.

  5. Allen Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

    There goes the Pilot truck stop.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      April 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      After Denny’s closed, the place looks out of date.

  6. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    April 17, 2015 at 7:29 am

    OK, now let the Mason City bashing begin!