It’s official! The QuikTrip that we did the “full scrape & rebuild” on in Eureka, MO is NOW OPEN as of APRIL 22, 2021.
Blanton Construction has completed another full “scrape & rebuild” project for QuikTrip Corporation. The convenience store at this Eureka, MO location is being stocked the week of April 12th in preparation for a Grand Re-Opening the following week. This location has been completely redone from digging out the old fuel tanks & installing new ones to all new pumps and that’s just the beginning. The inside of the store features the very popular expanded QuikTrip Kitchen which is larger than before in size & in food offerings. QuikTrip is truly striving to make the most of your precious time when you stop to fuel, you now can treat yourself to a very tasty meal that you order on site or from their convenient phone app & then just pick up & be on your way. Minimal in person interaction is necessary now for getting fuel or a meal which is helpful during these crazy Covid-19 times.
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Anyone who has grabbed a quick meal at QuikTrip knows how good the food is, especially recently. QuikTrip has invested a great deal of time and money into the design of their new kitchens that we’ve been installing in all of the “scrape & rebuild” stores, as well as upgrading some stores existing stores with a “new & improved” kitchen. All of this effort is to make your experience as their customer a great one! As you can see by these photos, the kitchens are becoming much larger and with a greater variety of equipment for preparing the expanding variety of foods. QuikTrip is fast becoming “one stop” for both fuel & breakfast/ lunch or a snack. QuikTrip rolled out an App a couple of years ago now that makes ordering & picking up food even easier! No standing in lines at the store if you download & use the App. Instead you order & pay via the App, then pop into the store where your food is hot & ready for pick-up. We at Blanton Construction are delighted to be selected time & time again by QuikTrip to build their convenience stores & fueling centers. The one shown in this photo is located in Eureka, MO and will be completed within the next few weeks & opening to the public. Just as that one completes we will be breaking ground on another full scrape and rebuild QT in St. Peters, MO. We couldn’t be happier to be part of the construction / expansion of the great QuikTrip brand!
We all wish every day cold be sunny & 70 degrees but living in the Midwest, we know that’s not possible. In February 2021 during the construction of this QuikTrip Convenience store & fueling center, our temps dropped well below zero for multiple days & we received approximately 7 inches of snow. It was so important to the overall success of the project that we lay insulation blankets on the pumps & fuel lines that had already been installed by our subcontractor to insure that they were protected. It’s things like this that separate a general contractor who builds multiple projects like this a year to “know” what safety measures must be employed for the good of the project, from someone with “lesser knowledge”. The photo on the right is a short two weeks AFTER the snow & ice had gone away & the blankets were removed. All of the pumps & fuel lines were in fine shape & we were able to get right back on to “business as per the construction schedule” and get gravel installed on the site in preparation for another concreter pour.
Sleek, clean, modern & minimalist are all words that describe how the owners of Mint Medical Marijuana Dispensary described how they envisioned their new space. This former Bob Evan’s restaurant received a complete transformation both inside and out. So happy that this vacant Bob Evan’s restaurant has the opportunity to “live again” as a new business in the community. If you’ve found the perfect location but wonder if the existing building can be transformed to the point where it’s no longer a former (insert whatever the previous business name here), into something wonderful & new, why not give us a call at 636-928-4444 and let us discuss how best to turn your dreams into reality. The owners of this property were so excited about #1 the location & highway visibility and #2 a solid all brick building, however they did have concerns about “if” this property could really leave it’s past behind & become something unique. We think it looks great & so do the owners.
Blanton Construction has completed yet another “demo/scrape & rebuild” QuikTrip. This time, the location was in St. Peters, MO at the corner of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Willott Rd. The old store was replaced with what is called a “small format Gen3 store”. This Gen3 has the very popular QuikTrip Kitchen along with Grab & Go cases and a “QT Roller Grill” for a quick hotdog or taquito on the run. This newly reopened location looks great and with the new/ improved hot food options, we are sure it will be even more popular than ever. We are honored to be chosen by QuikTrip repeatedly for their construction projects. They are a great company and we wish them abundant success!
We are thrilled to be selected to transform this former Bob Evans into a Medical Marijuana Dispensary. The BIG question the owners had was “how can we make sure this doesn’t still scream former Bob Evans restaurant”. They wanted the great, solid construction of this all brick building but feared that the red brick would be a deal breaker. Take a look and see for yourself. The outside has been completely transformed. Very soon the interior renovation will be just as astounding.
The town of Dexter in southern Missouri is delighted to have a brand new Arby’s! Not only will this Arby’s be serving up great food to the local residents & travelers that pass nearby, but it’s also providing some new job opportunities for residents. What a win/win that is, especially in today’s COVID-19 environment when so many businesses have experienced decline in sales & layoffs, the QSR market has not only remained strong, but has continued to grow. We are so happy to be chosen by Arby’s again as they expand their great brand.
It’s official! The Popeyes in O’Fallon, Mo is now OPEN! Thank you to Case Engineering for providing the MEP design, #Kreher Engineering providing the Structural Steel Engineering, #claytonengineering with Erik Staley providing Civil Engineering & thank you to Edin Coralic the Owner of Corlic Architecture for his great design.