QuikTrip reportedly about to do something in Atlanta it hasn’t done in 30 years

If you’re a fan of QuikTrip for everything but the gasoline, there’s reportedly good news coming to Atlanta.

According to Tomorrow’s News Today Atlanta, the company is preparing to open its first Georgia convenience store that doesn’t sell gas in Midtown Atlanta. It’ll be a 3,500-square-foot store on the street level of the Viewpoint condo building at the corner of Sixth and Peachtree streets, the report added.

This will be the first convenience-store-only concept for QuikTrip in three decades, company manager of government and public affairs Mike Thornbrugh told Tomorrow’s News Today Atlanta. Nearly 30 years ago, the company tried a similar business in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but that idea stalled until now.

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Construction is already underway on the store, the report added, and it’s expected to open in late spring.

I think this is a great idea. Because 7-Eleven doesn’t have shops in Atlanta, our city lacks many of the downtown convenience stores you see in other big cities. These stores are crucial pieces of a major city, and I couldn’t think of a better company to get the ball rolling than QuikTrip.

Of course, not everyone is looking forward to the QT Midtown invasion. “What’s next? Subway opening a gas station?” wrote one commenter who responded to the report.

Image via QuikTrip

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