Maverik is facing the competition with larger stores and a wide array of menu offerings.
The convenience store competition is heating up in Colorado Springs, Colo. as Maverik has announced plans to expand into the territory, an area formerly dominated by 7-Eleven, Kum & Go and other convenience retailers.
According to a recent report from The Gazette, Maverik currently operates 270 stores in 10 different states, and already operates seven stores on Colorado’s West Slope and single stores in Castle Rock and Fort Morgan, Colo., but this will be the company’s first location in Colorado Springs.
The Gazette reported that Maverik has released plans to build a 5,500-square-foot store in central Colorado Springs. In addition to this new store, which is expected to open in May or June of 2017, Maverik has announced plans to open 10 new Front Range stores in Colorado next year.
The new Maverik stores in Colorado Springs will feature a board-and-batten façade, with wide boards and narrow wooden strips, along with a heavy timber entryway and stone veneer around the bottom of the building to give customers the feel of the great outdoors when they enter the store, according to The Gazette.
However, this is only one of the ways that Maverik is working to stand out from the competition in the area. Maverik stores in the area will also be twice as big as many 7-Eleven stores, and Maverik will feature 10 fuel pumps to allow for quick fill-ups.
In addition to the store size and fuel pumps, The Gazette reported that the new Maverik locations will prepare fresh food on site daily at the store’s Bonfire Grill, and they will feature Cinnabon kiosks, and some with have customer seating areas.