BUTLER - There’s a new place to pick up some eggs and bread in the village, especially if you’re in a hurry.
Located at 12501 W. Arden Place, a 7,000-square-foot Kwik Trip officially opened its doors on March 31.
“We’re very excited to have an opportunity to open up a location in a community like Butler,” said John McHugh, director of corporate communications for Kwik Trip.
The La Crosse-based company, which has hundreds of stores and stations in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, is in the midst of what McHugh called a “pretty aggressive growth campaign.”
“When we are looking to grow and expand, we look for communities where people have a need for basic commodities, like eggs, bread and milk, to be convenient and easily accessible,” McHugh said. “The new location (in Butler) certainly fits into that niche.”
The roughly 2-acre property was converted from a former BP gas station prior to opening as Kwik Trip.
The change is a welcome one for self-described Kwik Trip addict, Sarah Henricks, who said the new store is spacious and true to character.
“I love that (Kwik Trip) is a Wisconsin company and the bread is so good and inexpensive,” said Henricks of Menomonee Falls. In addition to bread, bananas, milk and the 5 for $10 pizzas are usually on her list.
“The Butler location is huge, convenient and easy to navigate, which keeps me coming back,” she said.
Convenience and an inherent dedication and appreciation for community are among the main reasons Butler Village Administrator Kayla Chadwick said the village has welcomed the company with open arms.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Kwik Trip develop this property in the village,” Chadwick said, adding that most of the new employees are Butler residents. “(Kwik Trip) is a company that really embraces community in every sense of the word; they are hiring Butler residents, supporting local causes and doing everything in their power to bring heart to our home.”