Kwik Trip eyes Anoka corner

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Mandy has been with ABC Newspapers since 2007, when she joined the staff as the editor of the Anoka County Union. She has been the managing editor of the UnionHerald and Blaine Spring Lake Park Life since 2014.

Kwik Trip plans to build its second Anoka location at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Buchanan Street.

The Anoka City Council Aug. 7 unanimously approved a purchase agreement with Kwik Trip to sell the nearly 3-acre site for $483,000.

The property is made up of seven parcels, two of which the city acquired from Anoka County.

The deal equals a sale price of approximately $162,000 per acre.

“We need more acres,” quipped Council Member Jeff Weaver.

This was the equivalent of a full-price offer, according to Community Development Director Doug Borglund.

Council Member Brian Wesp pointed out that Kwik Trip was a positive addition to the community when it built along Highway 10.

“Kwik Trip came to the west end of Anoka and bought up a tired gas station. … They came in and razed that old gas station and have a beautiful location there now,” Wesp said. “I think they are going to be a great neighbor for this location and I’m excited about them coming in.”

City Council is expected to give final approval to the purchase agreement at its next meeting, scheduled for Aug. 21.

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