Construction on commercial properties in different stages

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Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times

Area communities have commercial properties in several stages of development. For New Prague, plans call for crews to break ground on a Kwik Trip along Fourth Avenue NW later this spring. In Elko New Market, work has been continuing through the winter on its multi-tenant retail facility on the west end of its Main Street (Scott County Road 2).

Plans at this time for the Kwik Trip include construction of a new 7,000-square foot convenience store, a 2,000-square foot detached car wash, a 40- by 120-foot fueling canopy and a 24- by 50-foot diesel fueling canopy. It is estimated the new business will create 20 to 25 jobs and will be open 24 hours. The location had been the site of an Econofoods grocery store, the building has been mostly demolished. A southern wall of the building, abutting the hill next to Main Street, was left as a temporary retaining wall. Crews will be constructing an engineered retaining wall along that side of the site to hold the dirt and Main Street in place.

New Prague Planning Director Ken Ondich said city staff has completed a review of all of Kwik Trip’s sign permits. The business has also applied for a full building permit, which is ready to be picked up.

Elko New Market’s retail facility is being constructed by Greystone Construction, based in Shakopee. Ground was broken on the first phase of the retail facility with a ceremony on Oct. 5, 2017. This phase is scheduled to be completed later this spring. It will consist of 9,600 square feet and have space for five businesses. When the second phase is done the entire facility will cover approximately 21,000 square feet when completed.

Elko New Market Community Development Specialist Renee Christianson said the....

To see more on this story pick up the April 19, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times.

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