QuikTrip plans expansion in Spartanburg County

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Tulsa-based QuikTrip could soon boost its investment in Spartanburg County.

According to site plans filed with the county, the convenience store chain plans to build a new store on a site currently occupied by a Citgo station at 9620 Asheville Highway in Inman near Interstate 26.

Plans show the store will be more than 5,800 square feet and include eight pumps.

As of Thursday, property records showed the site is still owned by Piedmont Petroleum Corp.

Mike Thornbrugh, a spokesman for QuikTrip, said he could not provide details about the store.

“It’s no secret that we want to continue to expand, but everything is so premature at this point that I’m just not able to [provide specifics],” Thornbrugh said.

The company planted its flag in the county in 2011 at 140 Candlenut Lane in Boiling Springs.

QuikTrip has since added seven more stores, including locations at Hearon Circle, off Highway 221 near Chesnee, two just outside downtown Spartanburg, Duncan, Lyman and near Greer at Highway 101 and I-85.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans to build a store on Reidville Road just outside the city limits that will replace the existing Stonehedge Plaza and a Sonoco gas station in front of the CVS pharmacy at Oak Forest Plaza. That store is expected to open later this year.

Former tenants of Stonehedge Plaza have relocated to two vacant properties off East Blackstock Road.

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