STUART — Casey’s held a ribbon cutting and non-profit check presentation to celebrate the opening of its new store at 708 S. Division St. in Stuart noon Wednesday. The store opened to the public the next morning.
Casey’s officials said they are “here for good,” providing guests with a convenient place for fuel, snacks and freshly prepared food, as well as being a positive force in the community along the Adair and Guthrie county line.
“At Casey’s, our purpose is to make the lives of our guests and communities better each day,” said Katie Petru, Director of Communications and Community with Casey’s. “We’re excited to welcome our neighbors to the updated store and to be Here for Good in Stuart.”
In 2020, Casey’s launched a partnership with Feeding America and is focusing on supporting 48 local food banks across its 16-state footprint, a press release read. Petru, on behalf of the company, presented leaders from the food pantry Cottage Pantry in Stuart a $500 donation check as a reflection of that effort to fight hunger everywhere.
“Casey’s is at the heart of every community it serves, and hunger is present in these communities whether you see it everyday or not,” said Petru. “By partnering with organizations like Cottage Pantry and Feeding America, we can get millions of meals, quickly and directly, to our neighbors in need.”
The new Casey’s store in Stuart is a 157,000 square feet truck stop that will be open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. It will offer a 15 pump setup for gasoline with 87E10, 87C, 91C, E85, Diesel and DEF sold. In addition, the store will have Casey’s pizza, bakery items, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, full-service free-brewed coffee and more.
Cheryl Marks, vice president of the Stuart Chamber of Commerce, said that the new Casey’s store was an anticipated nice addition to an area of Stuart that welcomes drivers to the community that are exiting Interstate 80.
“This is a great addition, great new store,” Marks said. “This is good and welcoming when people come into town.”