In 2008, Iowa State Patrol moved from its office at 335 S. Eisenhower Ave., across town, to 4425 S. Washington Ave.
Since that time, Cerro Gordo County has been sitting on a vacant piece of property.
Tuesday morning, the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors unanimously moved to rectify that.
The three-member board of Casey Callanan, Tim Latham and Chris Watts proceeded with the sale of the 335 S. Eisehhower property to Kwik Star, a La Crosse, Wisconsin-based convenience store chain with 400-plus locations in the United States.
Kwik Star bought for $455,000, the second piece of county land it has paid $400-thousand-plus for in less than a year. In June 2018, the chain bought what was once Wooz’s Car Wash for $488,000.
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According to board member Chris Watts: There is now a six-month due diligence period Kwik Star will have as they complete the purchase of the other necessary parcel for their company plan.
As a result, no construction time frame exists at this time. However, Kwik Star aims to open a separate convenience store at 1502 S. Federal Ave. in mid-to-late November 2019.
A 7,500-square-foot Kwik Star location opened in Garner in August 2018, including 10 multi-product pumps, diesel and E-85.
There were no public objections during the county board meeting to the sale.