Wasn't this supposed to open up years ago?

So yesterday I was looking for things to talk about on air and I found this story out of Killeen, Texas. They were announcing the opening of two new QuikTrips in town. I got to thinking, were we not supposed to ALREADY have a QuikTrip in Wichita Falls? Am I going crazy, did I make this up? I remember reading about a QuikTrip coming to our city.

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Nope, I'm not crazy because I literally wrote this story in 2020. Back then, the City of Wichita Falls approved a permit to build a QuikTrip at the northeast intersection of Old Iowa Park Road and I-44. They were supposed to begin construction in 2020 and be open by 2021. Well we're in 2022, so what the hell happened?

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I called QuikTrip corporate yesterday to see if the plans were scrapped or if this location is still on hold. I got a hold of a spokesperson this morning and the good news is, yes Wichita Falls will still be getting this QuikTrip. Due to everything going on in 2020, construction was put on hold.

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I was told, construction would actually begin next month (guess I called at the perfect time). The plan is to have the location open by early 2023. I personally can't wait. I was very excited to announce we were getting a QuikTrip. It's honestly one of my favorite gas stations in Texas because they actually have some damn good food.

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Sadly we have been deprived in Wichita Falls, but it looks like we will have to wait a little longer. At least I have something to look forward to in 2023.

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