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Convenience store chain QuikTrip buys nearly 100 acres ahead of major San Antonio expansion

May 25, 2018

QuikTrip Corp. has bought at least $10 million worth of land in the San Antonio area as the convenience store chain makes a major expansion into the Alamo City and Austin.

Since December, the Tulsa-based convenience store operator has acquired 18 lots in San Antonio and neighboring cities totaling about 98 acres, Bexar County property records show. The land has a combined value of at least $10.4 million, according to the Bexar County Appraisal District.

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QuikTrip is making these land buys as it plots a big push into Central and South Texas. Last summer, the company announced plans to add more than 100 stores in and around San Antonio and Austin.

The convenience chain plans to add about 60 stores in San Antonio and 40 in Austin with a “little speckling of stores” in between the two cities along Interstate 35, said Kevin Thornton, QuikTrip vice president of operations overseeing the San Antonio-Austin market.

To read about when the first store will open and more on QuikTrip’s San Antonio plans, click here to visit ExpressNews.com.

Joshua Fechter is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. | jfechter@express-news.net | Twitter: @JFreports

Richard Webner is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. | rwebner@express-news.net | Twitter: @RWebner