Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Quik Trip is planning to upgrade their existing facility with a new prototype store. It will be larger, look nicer, and offer more retail options. (Artist rendering)
PEACHTREE CORNERS — Bigger is always better, at least in the case of the Quik Trip at 3225 Peachtree Corners Circle.
The owners of the convenience store have made plans to tear down the store and rebuild it.
The plan calls for a 5,858-square foot building to be built in its place, along with 39 parking spaces, 16 fueling stations, updated landscaping and a new canopy.
“QuikTrip is planning to upgrade their existing facility with a new prototype store,” said city planning director Diana Wheeler. “It will be larger, look nicer, and offer more retail options.”
QuikTrip also plans to remove the boarded up building next door, using the area for underground storage tanks.
“When the work is done, the city will benefit from the addition of a new store as well as the removal of two, less attractive structures,” Wheeler said.
In total, the store will increase its capacity by 1,300 square feet and have four entrances.
In addition to the building, Wheeler said the city zoning board of appeals approved several variances to accommodate the new facility, including larger signage and driveways.