Kum & Go to open sixth new metro store of the year Friday
West Des Moines-based convenience store chain Kum & Go will open its sixth new Des Moines metro store this year with the addition of a store in West Des Moines on Friday.
The latest store is at 5901 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines in the Mills Crossing commercial development that also includes REI, The Container Store, and Caribou Coffee-Einstein Bros. Bagels.
The first 99 customers to visit the store when it opens at 6 a.m. will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza.
The 6,200-square-foot convenience store is the company’s new Marketplace design and includes an open kitchen, inside seating, heated patio, free Wi-Fi, charging stations and an expanded selection of freshly prepared foods. It will also feature a growler station where customers can buy beer.
Other new stores in the metro since February are at 5050 N.W. Second Ave., 4001 S.W. Ninth St., both in Des Moines; 5225 N.W. 86th St., Johnston; 3105 Grand Prairie Parkway, Waukee; and 220 50th St. in West Des Moines.
Three of the stores — Johnston, Southwest Ninth and 50th streets — were replacements for older, smaller locations, said Kristie Bell, Kum & Go spokeswoman. The other three were new locations for the company, she said.
Kum & Go, which is moving its headquarters from West Des Moines to downtown Des Moines in early 2018, is building its larger Marketplace design for all new locations, Bell said. Those stores have more fuel pumps and fresh food, she said.
There are a few more store planned for the metro, possibly to be built next year, but dates and addresses haven’t been released, she said. Nationally, Kum & Go is opening stores through the end of this year in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Missouri, she said.
Kum & Go operates more than 50 stores in the Des Moines area and 430 in total across 11 states.
The Mills Civic Parkway store is open 24 hours.
Call 515-267-6499, visit www.kumandgo.com or find it on Facebook.