Lights on in the store and parking lot of the new Kwik Trip on Bridge Avenue alert customers this morning that the gas station is open. -- Sarah Stultz
Lights on in the store and parking lot of the new Kwik Trip on Bridge Avenue alert customers this morning that the gas station is open. -- Sarah Stultz

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New Kwik Trip opens in Albert Lea

Published 10:04am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kwik Trip opened the doors at its new Albert Lea store on Bridge Avenue Wednesday morning, greeting customers with more space than the chain’s other two stations in Albert Lea.

The store, 2611 Bridge Ave., offers 6,000 square feet. Many of the new stores are being built with additional space, said store manager Bill Goebel. He called the store “artsy” compared to the conventional stores. The other two Kwik Trip stations in Albert Lea are at 1210 E. Main St. and 906 W. Front St.

There are five registers, instead of the four found at each of the other two stores. The store has a charging station for electric cars. It offers E85 gasoline, an ethanol blend. There is recreational fuel, too, for boats, lawn mowers and similar engines. Starting in the spring, it will offer compressed natural gas. This store has diesel fuel, too, and can serve the big rigs.

There is a new flavored-coffee dispenser called SureShot. And the malt machines have animated touch screens.


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