New Granby Kum & Go Sets Grand Opening
The official opening of the new Granby Kum and Go is nearing, according to company statements released last week.The opening target for the 3,400 square-foot convenience store and gas station 6 a.m. Dec. 18. The new store is located on Highway 40 at the west end of Granby. “The ability to offer a Kum & Go location for the residents of Granby and surrounding areas is exciting for us,” Kyle J. Krause, Kum & Go president and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “This is an area of the country where we look to continue to build relationships with businesses and patrons within the community, and maintain growth.”In combination with the store’s opening, Kum & Go officials announced a pledge to donate $2,000 to the East Grand School District. “We spoke to Superintendent Karas to announce the pledge and they were very excited,” said Kum & Go Director of Corporate Communications Meggan Kring. “It has yet to be determined where they will use the money.”Company officials say the store will return “at least 10 percent of its profits to the communities it serves annually, with a focus on giving to youth and education.””We believe that quality education is vital to the futures of both the students and the community,” Krause said.The new store is poised to have 12 conventional fueling stations with unleaded, unleaded plus, premium, E85 and diesel fuels. Kum & Go stores feature food and beverage products. The Kum & Go operation’s request for a license to sell 3.2 percent (alcohol) beer was scheduled to be heard by the Town of Granby on Tuesday night, Dec. 8. The newly constructed Granby store integrates heavily insulated glass, LED cooler door lights and energy-efficient coolers.The family-owned Kum & Go company, the third largest private owner-operator of convenience stores in the United States, began in 1959 in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states.As the Granby store nears its opening, Kum & Go also has plans for a new store in downtown Winter Park.
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