MUSCATINE, Iowa–Since August of 2019, Kwik-Star has provided a variety of services for Muscatine residents and travelers passing through on Highway 61. To grow their opportunities in their new community, they recently joined the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Along with self-service pumps for both gas and diesel fuel, Kwik-Star offers many convenient amenities all in one place. Inside their spacious store, they have basic grocery items, such as milk, eggs, and bread, and some fresh produce, as well as more specialized offerings such as fresh baked goods (including their famous glazed donuts), and a beer cave. Anyone looking for hot food, either to eat right away or on the go, can choose from a variety of prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, fresh pizzas, fried chicken, and specially designed take home meals.
Those looking for a midday pick me up can create their own specialty drinks from a pair of touch screen machines. A smoothie and cold brew machine allows customers to design their very own fresh and delicious cold beverage. A Karuba Gold machine lets people customize their very own espresso drinks to enjoy on the run.
A true one stop shop, Kwik-Star also offers free air for your car or bike tires, propane tank exchanges, stamps, and an ATM. Whatever you need to keep your day going, Kwik-Star most likely has it. Open 24 hours a day, Kwik-Star can help you with your spur of the moment needs any time, day or night.
Along with providing a new gas station choice for people traveling to the Quad Cities, Kwik-Star has valued getting to know the Muscatine community and serving people from throughout the county. Marketing Project Coordinator Kirstie Lechelt shared that the whole staff has enjoyed, “creating a sense of family with guests that visit our store,” and giving them a new place to shop.
In the past, Store Leader Marci Severson had worked with the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. When Kwik-Star started a new location in Muscatine, a completely new market for them, it seemed only natural for them to join the Chamber and take advantage of the many benefits and networking opportunities it provides.
Since opening their doors, Kwik-Star has found Muscatine County nothing but welcoming. “Our entire team loves the friendly welcoming community!” bubbled Lechelt. As they continue to grow their business in Muscatine, they look forward to getting to know more community members and forging strong connections with them through the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.