QuikTrip developers provided a rendering of the store they propose to build in Gardner. Rendering courtesy of the city of Gardner

Danedri Thompson
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There’s no truth to the rumors that a planned QuikTrip Convenience store in Gardner is being scrapped.
Amy Kynard, Gardner city planner, told planning commissioners that as far as she knows plans are still in the works to construct one of the popular convenience stores between Casey’s General Store and Walgreen’s on east Main Street.
“My understanding is they are still moving forward,” Kynard told commissioners during a meeting July 24.
Store officials are still resolving issues related to the purchase of land, however. The planning commission approved site and preliminary plans for the store last February and final plans in April.
QuikTrip developers still need to submit construction plans to the city, but the final plans are good for up to three years.
Plans for the store can be viewed as part of a planning commission agenda here.