from the Colorado Springs Business Journal | posted by John Hazlehurst | July 1, 2013
Old Colorado City Braces for Kum & Go’s Large Invasion
Ever visit a Kum & Go? They’re to convenience stores what Costco is to retailers. They’re big, efficient and customer friendly. Pumps are widely separated and easy to access. The stores are spacious and welcoming, offering fresh pizza and pastries, and many locally sourced products.
The privately owned Midwestern chain has entered the Colorado Springs market with a vengeance, with eight stores already in the city, and one in Monument. The company plans to have 20-25 locations in the region in the near future. In fact, they’ve just contracted to buy a couple of rundown commercial buildings not far from downtown, demolish them and put up a sparkling new Kum & Go for the convenience of all.
So what’s not to like? It’s not about the store — it’s about the location.