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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- QuikTrip Inc. yesterday reopened its Kansas City store at 31st and Southwest Boulevard, but this time the opening took place in Missouri, according to FOX 4 Kansas City.
As CSNews Online previously reported, demolition began in August on the QuikTrip convenience store situated on a property that was half in Kansas and half in Missouri. The store was razed and rebuilt roughly 100 feet away -- in Missouri -- to take advantage of a lower tax rate on cigarettes and gas, and the ability to buy liquor with a stronger alcohol content than the 3.2 percent available in Kansas, the chain said.
"It's pure economics. We want that store to survive," Michael Thornbrugh, spokesman for QuikTrip, has said of the move. "Quite frankly it was a mediocre store. This gives our customers more options. Gasoline is six cents higher in Kansas, and tobacco is about 50 cents more per pack or $5 a carton."
QuikTrip Store Not in Kansas Anymore