Kwik Trip is in the process of opening a location on Rhinelander's east side and apparently they are eyeing a large location on the city's west side.
Oneida County Corporation Counsel Brian Desmond says the county has been approached by Kwik Trip to buy the land along Kemp Street-Highway 8 west now used by the county highway department. He says they've been talking to Kwik Trip for about a year....
"....in the last month or two that interest has grown stronger, and we've been notified by Pete Tenderholt, their realtor, that they might be submitting an offer to us in the next week to ten days...."
If the county agrees to terms with Kwik Trip, what does that mean for the location of the county highway department?
".....the highway department would have to be relocated and new buildings would have to be built...a new salt shed ...there's a possibility we could salvage the gas system we have out there. But a new location for the highway department would have to be put together for the highway department in order for this deal to go through...."
If enough county supervisors can make it, a special meeting will be called on July 15 to discuss the offer.
Kwik Trip is headquartered in LaCrosse and has 450 convenience stores in three states.