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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Pikes Peak region of Colorado is proving popular with convenience store chains. In addition to Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores and Western Convenience, Kum & Go is ready to put down stakes in the area.
The West Des Moines, Iowa-based convenience store operator recently completed the purchase of two sites from Nor'wood Development Group, one of Colorado Springs' largest real estate developers, according to The Pueblo Chieftan.
Specifically, Kum & Go paid $1.1 million for land southeast of Woodmen Road and Dureya Drive in Colorado Springs. The c-store operator also paid $1.2 million for a site in Nor'wood's InterQuest Marketplace, east of Interstate 25 and InterQuest Parkway, the report stated.
"They have a larger convenience store than what you typically find, with a greater variety of product," Nor'wood Vice President Fred Veitch said of Kum & Go. "Their gas pump design is a little bit more spacious, a little bit nicer, a little more upscale than some of the competitors' offerings. I think the customers will like it."
Kum & Go now operates 10 stores in Colorado, mostly in the Denver area and parts of rural northern Colorado.