aaron wrote:This is like lamenting the closure of a solitary PDQ or Walgreens. (Walk another 10 feet and there will be another one.)
Among a handful of people I know, Kwik Trip inspires a weird amount of loyalty. It can't be the massive beverage fountain, where they encourage you (via a recent ad campaign) to make your own soda mash-ups. (Um... blecch!)
My best guess is that it has something to do with their presence in so many small towns in the area. (Drive to Platteville on 151, and you'll find one in every town of at least about 2,000.) Gives people who moved here from the hinterlands something familiar.
Who knows? I grew up near plenty of them, but I don't feel the need to seek them out here in Madison.
Maybe it's the no-fee ATMs. Now those rock.
I actually didnt grow up in WI or MN, I grew up in The Chicago Burbs...I only found the KwikTrip after I moved to Madison, but as stated in a previous post I went there because it was actually not just for the soda (although once I found they had it, it kept me coming back) but it was more it was the easiest to actually get into and out of Trafficwide, it was on a corner with a traffic signal...anyways
Yes I saw the signs and new pumps today..it is going to be a Mobil Station...what I am wondering now is that Kelley's Markets are Mobil stations and there isnt a Kelley's on that stretch of road or in this general neighborhood, so maybe it will be a Kelleys as opposed to just a Mobil.