TOWN OF LISBON — Kwik Trip’s
plan to significantly expand its convenience store and fueling
center operations immediately west of the intersection of Lake Five
and Silver Spring roads is another subject of a public hearing at
Town Hall Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.
The La Crosse-based company has purchased, and is combining, two
parcels of land adjacent to its existing property at N67-W27619
Silver Spring Drive, according to town officials.
The company is proposing to build a new 7,297-square-foot store in
addition to about 6,000 square feet of gasoline and diesel fueling
area to replace its existing store and fuel pumps, according to
plans submitted to the town.
Town Administrator Gina Gresch predicted the company’s request to
operate the store and fueling center 24 hours, seven days a week may
be the most controversial issue at the joint Town Board/Plan
Commission public hearing.
Town officials have privately told Conley Media they are not
surprised at the company’s plans to expand the store and fueling
center considering the success of the location since Kwik Trip took
it over in 2017.
It was one of 34 PDQ — “Pretty Darn Quick” — convenience stores Kwik
Trip purchased in the areas of Madison, the Fox River Valley and
southeastern Wisconsin, including three in Waukesha and two in Lake
If approved, the expansion of the Lisbon Kwik Trip is likely to
prompt local officials to increase pressure on Waukesha County
officials to install a traffic light at the intersection of Silver
Spring and Lake Five.
Town of Lisbon and village of Merton officials have been working
together in an effort to persuade the county to install the traffic
light because of the increasing number of subdivisions that have
been developed along Lake Five Road, which is an eastern boundary of
the town and village.
County highway officials have agreed to conduct a traffic volume
study at the intersection, according to Town Chairman Joe Osterman.
However, the study is expected to be conducted before the Kwik Trip