The exterior of Casey’s General Store is seen Friday
afternoon in Newburg.
John Ehlke/Daily News
NEWBURG — Casey’s General Store’s site plan received
full support after Thursday night’s meeting with the
However, some issues linger that have officials
concerned about what to do in case of an emergency.
Late last year, Casey’s General Store purchased seven
Tri-Par gas stations in the region — Newburg, Cedarburg,
Hustisford, Saukville, Random Lake, Slinger and West
Casey’s General Store will also break ground on its
Hartford location in the spring.
On Thursday, Newburg officials approved the proposed
plan for its village after the plan commission gave it
the go ahead Jan. 3.
Village President Jenny Strohmeyer said while it was sad
to see Tri-Par go, she believes Casey’s General Store
will be an asset to the community.
“I’m hoping it’ll be well received,” she said, adding
she’s confident it will be.
Casey’s General Store, which is headquartered in Ankeny,
Iowa, is a chain of convenience stores and gas stations
primarily in the Midwest. The stores offer
made-from-scratch pizza, coffee, donuts, subs,
sandwiches and more. Those offerings will be an
expansion to what was offered at the smaller Tri-Par.
Strohmeyer said the reception so far has had some push
back, but likely because of Tri-Par’s longstanding
tradition in the village.
“Tri-Par has been a fantastic neighbor all these years,”
said Bill Cording, village trustee. “We’ll see how it
all works out.”
According to the site plan provided in the meeting
agenda packet, the site will feature a main building
with five gas pump islands under a canopy. There will be
two entrances, one on Highway 33 and one on Division
Street. There will be 20 parking stalls as well,
including one for handicapped parking.
While the plan had unanimous approval both in plan
commission and village board, some concerns have been
One concern was whether the gas station would have
24-hour pumps. Yes. Another concern was Tri-Par
routinely hosted brat frys for local groups, such as the
Lions Club and Vietnam Veterans. Yes. Brat frys will
still be welcomed.
“That is an important feature,” Cording said The biggest
concern comes from fuel availability.
Strohmeyer said Casey’s still has some permitting
processes that need to be completed with the state. Once
those processes are complete, construction can start.
The target start for the construction is March or April.
At that time, the station will be demolished and the
site will be rebuilt. That process will take an
estimated three to five months.
During that time, the concern is where village residents
can get fuel, with the bigger concern relating to fuel
access for emergency or Department of Public Works
“There are different options available,” Cording said.
“It’s still early in the game. As we find out more of
our needs, we can go out and find solutions.”
Among the solutions is to send vehicles to either West
Bend or Saukville to refuel. Cording said he’s not
worried about cost to do that. He’s more worried about
the time it’d take to drive either direction, gas up and
“You just have to make sure that when you put the
vehicles away they’re gassed up and ready to go,”
Cording said. “You don’t want to leave less than a full
Strohmeyer said she is happy with the relationship
that’s been built with Casey’s representatives thus far.
“They’ve been very forthcoming with us,” she said,
adding the company has been very cooperative in helping
the village understand what it’s proposing and
vice-versa, the village’s needs.
“I think they’ll be a good asset to the community,”
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