Maverik Inc., a Utah based convenience store chain, which operates 270 stores in Western states, has proposed plans to replace the former Colorado Feed & Grain Cookhouse east of Interstate 25 with a convenience store and gas station.
According to a report by The Coloradoan, the chain hopes to build a 5,000 square foot convenience store and gas station on the lot where the former restaurant resides. A hearing is required before the plans can move forward. The building is surrounded on three sides by city owned property, and Maverik has proposed to annex the lot which would sport the new store.
The new building will feature a new design concept which Maverik plans to roll out in Utah next month. Maverik officials discussed their plans with city officials on Monday, and if the plans are approved, the new store is likely to open next summer or fall. Once ground is broken, the construction is expected to take 130 days.
Don Lilyquist, permits manager for Maverik Inc. told The Coloradoan that Maverik is hoping to open 15-20 stores around the same time along the Front Range in order to make a greater impact than if it were to open one store at a time.