Breckenridge Texan

Allsup’s breaks ground on new convenience store location

Allsup’s breaks ground on new convenience store location
December 08
14:51 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Allsup’s Convenience Stores held a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday morning, Dec. 7,  with the Breckenridge Economic Development Corp., the Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders.

A small crowd gathered in the lot at the corner of East Walker Street and North Dubois Street, and dug into the ground on the location of the new store to symbolically begin the construction phase of the project.

Signs announcing the new Allsup’s stores are located on both ends of Walker Street. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Jessie Roberts with MSCS Ltd., the contractor for the project, said they hope to have the store completed in about 100 days, but that the actual completion date will depend on things like the weather. MSCS is also contracted to build another Allsup’s store on the west side of town, just east of Ernie’s Spanish Kitchen. That project will be started in about two weeks, Roberts said.

“This investment by Allsup’s is projected to cost over $3,500,000, create 10 new jobs, and conservatively generate $60,000 in incremental sales tax remissions to the City of Breckenridge annually” Colton Buckley, CEO and Executive Director of the Breckenridge Economic Development Corporation, said in a written statement after the groundbreaking. “It is also the first time in Allsup’s history to take support from an EDC and this capital investment will signify a new dawn in our much-blighted east side. I am excited that Allsup’s chose Breckenridge to establish not just one but two new stores in our rural community. Their development team sees what many of us do, Breckenridge is poised to develop a great avenue for commercialization and trade along Highway 180.”

According to information from Allsup’s, the store at 810 E. Walker St. will be 5,630 square feet and will have 10 fuel dispensers with 20 fueling positions. It is expected to employ 16 to 20 employees with an average wage near $15 per hour. The store that will be built on the west side of town will be larger and cost more than $4,000,000 to build.

Breckenridge has an Allsup’s located at 511 W. Walker St., but Allsup’s has not yet given an official statement on the plans for that store.

“In 2019, BW Gas & Convenience — Yesway — acquired Allsup’s. And, in 2020 Allsup’s & Yesway moved their corporate headquarters from Iowa & New Mexico to Fort Worth,” Greg Penman with Allsup’s/Yesway said in a letter to Buckley earlier this year. “The new, combined company is invested in Texas and has plans to re-invest in towns and communities throughout Texas. Over the next few years, we are planning to build over 50 new stores in at least 40 different communities. We believe Breckenridge, TX is a community ripe for investment and we have prioritized Breckenridge, ahead of many other communities.”

 

Cutline, top photo: Participating in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Allsup’s store on East Walker Street, were, from left, Jessie Roberts with MSCS Ltd.; Anthony Queisser, construction manager with Atwell; Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell; Mike Parrack with Interbank-Breckenridge; Mark Spenrath, owner of MSCS Ltd.; Dalton Reyes, store manager of the current Breckenridge Allsup’s; Cavin Henderson, regional manager with Allsup’s/Yesway; Breckenridge City Manager Erika McComis; Colton Buckley, CEO and Executive Director of the Breckenridge Economic Development Corp.; Charlie Parker with KLXK radio; Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims; Ken Taylor with First National Bank; and Whitney Stultz with the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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