Gas line issue delays work on Casey’s store

Ozaukee Press Staff

The Casey’s General Store project in Fredonia is ready to break ground except for a gas line to an abandoned house that has yet to be shut off by We Energies, village officials say.

The Fredonia Fire Department is waiting for the gas main to the house, which formerly was an antiques store, to be shut off so they can use the building for a practice burn.

During the wait, the fire department has used the house for controlled burns of some rooms for practice, Fire Chief Brian Weyker said.

“We just need the gas meter to be removed so the fire department can burn down the building,” Village Clerk Sandi Tretow said this week. “Everybody’s just waiting.”

Officials with Casey’s have told the village they want to start construction on the vacant property at 281 Highway 57, at the corner of Martin Drive, before winter, Tretow said.

“They want to open up in the early part of next year,” she said.

The business — which will have a gas station and convenience store — will be 4,686 square feet, have 10 full-time employees and as many as 10 more part-time workers and be open from 5 a.m. to midnight, depending on demand, according to a building permit filed with the village.

Casey’s is based in Iowa and operates a chain of convenience stores that are primarily located in the Midwest and the Dakotas. It has approximately 20 stores in Wisconsin.

Another Casey’s is proposed for the intersection of West Grand Avenue and Highway LL in Port Washington.



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