Article by: Marie Pflipsen
The Lake City Economic Development Authority (EDA) accepted a property donation from Kwik Trip, Inc. on November 26th. The property, formerly a Sinclair Gas Station, is located a block off of Lake Pepin on Highway 61. With direct access to the highway and downtown Lake City, the land donation presents the EDA with an exciting opportunity to redevelop a prime location.
In order to create new life in the property, the EDA is establishing an Economic Development District and planning to invest in the structure, so the building can be upgraded and reused. The EDA board will be reviewing multiple ideas for the property and will begin pursuing the top choice this upcoming spring. During the last EDA meeting, the board approved the removal of the gas island canopy. “The removal of the canopy will be a tremendous start to improving a property that will have a great effect on the entire downtown area,” stated Marie Pflipsen, CEDA Community and Business Development Specialist representing Lake City.