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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The Bosselman Cos. plans to purchase a former Skagway grocery store in its hometown for the future relocation of its corporate headquarters, according to an NBC Nebraska report. The new headquarters will be located at 1607 S. Locust St. in Grand Island.
"Our company was born in Grand Island, so we're very pleased to demonstrate our commitment to the community by being a part of the revitalization of the South Locust corridor," stated Bosselman CEO Charlie Bosselman. "Moving our corporate headquarters to this location is also a fantastic opportunity to be adjacent to our other community partners such as the Nebraska State Fair and Fonner Park/Heartland Events Center."
The relocation plan includes a total overhaul of the Skagway property to make it a state-of-the-art office space for more than 100 administrative and executive employees. If state financing is approved, the future headquarters may also include a mini convenience store, cafeteria, locker rooms, company history exhibits, a warehouse and an adjacent daycare and fitness center.
Existing unrelated retail space attached to the building will remain in business, the company said.
"We've got a lot of different plans we're looking at for the facility and it's a big project. It's going to take a lot of time, but we see a lot of opportunity here," Bosselman said. He added that the company expects the headquarters project to bring new work to the city. "We keep saying we're going to be the Google of Grand Island."
The family-owned Bosselman Cos. has been based in Grand Island since it began operating in 1948. Today, it owns and operates 50 Pump & Pantry convenience stores along with other brands and franchises, including motels, restaurants, travel centers and food courts.