Knoxville — The fixtures were being removed from the Casey's on Main Street in Knoxville this morning, as the store continues to prepare for the existing store's demolition and construction of a new, 3,200 square foot facility.
Brian Johnson, Vice President of Finance for Casey's, told the Journal-Express that the new store's look will resemble the store in downtown Monroe. Along with the pizza and doughnuts, the new store will have a sub sandwich area, an expanded coffee and fountain beverage bar and a walk-in beer cooler.
"It will look nice," Johnson said.
The store has been closed since Monday, in preparation for the demolition. The new store is expected to open in October.
As for the store's employees, Johnson said that Casey's has tried to accommodate them by providing opportunities to work in other stores in the area during this process. As the new store reopens, staff will be invited back. Johnson said the company is thankful for the support Knoxville has shown over the years.
"Knoxville's been a great community for us," Johnson said. He added that the company is eager to open the new store and there is excitement in seeing the project move forward.
A fun fact about Casey's; the company, with 1,800 stores in 14 states, ranks among the top 10 retailers in the nation for pizza and doughnut sales.