Feb. 15, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Demolition of the old Walgreens, 806 S. Main Street, in West Bend is underway. A crane was brought onto the site and into the north parking lot off Decorah Road on Tuesday.
The Walgreens building is being demolished to make way for a second Kwik Trip in West Bend.
According to the city:
-Kwik Trip will be leveling the building and removing all the asphalt in the parking lot.
-The new building will be smaller than the current Walgreens; the front of the building will face S. Main Street.
-There will be a canopy with five islands and 20 pumps running parallel to S. Main Street.
-The driveway on S. Main is 220.84-feet from Decorah Road.
-The driveways will remain the same with one entrance/exit onto S. Main and the same two driveways out the back onto Fifth Avenue.
-The proposed Kwik Trip building is 7,316 square feet, which is the same size as the Kwik Trip on Silverbrook Drive.
– The Walgreens measures 16,459 square feet, so the Kwik Trip building will be about half that size.
That location, according to the West Bend City Assessor’s office, has been vacant since late 2010 when Walgreens closed because its new store opened just south of Paradise Drive. Halloween Express did open in this location, but that was temporary and seasonal.
This will be the fifth Kwik Trip in Washington County. There’s one currently on Highway 60 in Slinger and another further up the road in Hartford, Germantown has a Kwik Trip on Maple Road and West Bend’s first Kwik Trip opened on Silverbrook Drive on Oct. 27, 2016.
Kwik Trip’s Hans Zietlow said he likes this location for several reasons, but primarily because it’s the center of town. “West Bend by any stretch of the imagination doesn’t have a bad part but this is a central location,” said Zietlow. “Everything else is going to the edges such as Highway 33 and Paradise Drive so this leaves us a little bit of gap in the center.”
On more of a neighborhood note, folks on Decorah Road will appreciate it because they’ve been without a convenience store since Pat’s Jiffy Stop closed in November 2016.