Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Casey's General Store to Begin Construction in Sallisaw

Casey's General Store is coming to Sallisaw. Headquartered out of Ankeny, Iowa, Casey's General Store was founded in 1959 and currently has over 1,900 stores. 

At Monday night's Sallisaw City Council meeting, City Manager Clayton Lucas said that he spoke with Casey representatives last week and they relayed to him that site work and construction will begin next month. 

The new store will be located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Kerr Blvd and Cherokee Street in Sallisaw.  Early plans indicated Casey's is planning to build a larger store than their normal footprint. Current plans show a store with the ability to fuel 20 vehicles at once.

Sallisaw Chamber Executive Director Judy Martens noted, "I've been working on this for over two years and we at the chamber are excited about this new business and the employment opportunities they will bring to our area." 

According to officials it is expected that Casey's General Store will employ between 20 and 25 individuals both full and part-time with great benefits and above average wages.

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