Archive for Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bud’s Corner open at 158th and K-32

April 21, 2005

Area residents will be able to do more than simply "fill 'er up" at one convenient new local business that opened its doors earlier this month.

Bud Moran, the owner of the convenience store Bud's Corner, located at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and 158th Street in southern Leavenworth County, said he did not overlook even the smallest of details when designing a convenience store with modern amenities.

"It will be the most modern station built," he said. "We did not cut any corners."

Bud's Corner, a BP convenience store with eight fuel pumps that offer both unleaded and diesel fuels, offers more than just gas and candy bars, he said.

The 15-door cooler is home to hundreds of soft drinks, milk and juices, and the coffee bar will let customers choose between 21 varieties of coffee and cappuccino. In addition, the store's grill cooks up fresh pizza, chicken, hamburgers and fries.

On top of all that the store offers, Moran said he wanted to add one more innovation to his business to make it a true convenience store.

"We are going to have a drive-thru window so you won't have to get out or anything," he said. "A customer can place an order and we will get anything anybody wants and run it out of their car at no extra cost to them."

The window, he said, is something unique to his store and a way to help customers that are in a hurry, have difficulty moving around, or need to mind young children. The service, he said, will be offered free to all customers.

Moran lives about a mile from the station and previously trained horses. As the time passed, he noticed the traffic in his neighborhood increase and the number of other developments in the area take off.

"I was concerned because in this part of Leavenworth County we don't have a gas station," he said. "You have to go to Bonner Springs or Linwood. There is so much building here though, that it calls for a convenience store."

He said, initially the store will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily but could move to a 24-hour status as soon as he perceives the need.

A staff of approximately 10 people, including clerks, managers and a cleaning crew, will carry out operation during the first few months, and Moran plans to provide room for employee advancement up to managerial ranks. He is also negotiating a deal to land another store in the area.

To inquire about employment opportunities or to find out more information about the new business, call the store at 422-3338.

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