Kum & Go Considers Colorado Expansion

Kum & Go is looking to open at least five new locations in the Pikes Peak region.

Midwest-based convenience store chain Kum & Go is considering opening five or more locations in Colorado Springs, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported, citing proposals Kum & Go submitted to Colorado Springs and Monument officials.

Colorado Springs has given the c-store chain permission to move forward with a store northwest of Academy Boulevard and Vickers Drive, which would be part of the Village Marketplace retail center, while other proposals for stores—all expected to measure about 5,000 square feet—remain under review.

A location planned for Monument north of the Springs, at Colorado 105 and Knollwood Drive and east of I-25; is set to go before the town’s planning commission next month and will likely be voted on by December.

 “For competitive reasons, we do not discuss our future growth plans,” spokeswoman Catherine Huggins told the Colorado Springs Gazette. “However, Kum & Go is a growing company. We have a lot of parcels under consideration in a number of markets.”

Kum & Go, headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, operates more than 430 stores in 11 states. Currently the chain has about 40 stores in Colorado, including in Boulder, Brighton, Greeley, Longmont and several mountain towns and Western Slope communities.

 

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