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The Echo
Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, May 20, 2024
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New gas station fills vacant spot

Owners hope to bring new offerings

A new gas station is set to arrive in downtown Upland.

Quickway, an affiliate of Country Mart, will open on either May 17 or 18, 2022. It will be located at 280 N. Main St., adjacent to the U.S. Postal Service. The facility will accompany the other two stations in Upland, McClure and Marathon.

The property was formerly a Sunoco gas station, but the new station will repurpose the space which was unoccupied since 2020. Renovations such as installing new countertops, graphics and re-painting the building began two months ago and are nearly complete.

Ronnie Singh, the store’s manager, said that community members have been anticipating the grand opening since the plans for the site were announced.

Features will include five pumping stations, free air for tires, a drive-thru service window and a convenience store. Quickway will offer off-road diesel in addition to regular-grade gasoline.

The drive-thru will be located on the west side of the convenience store, serving coffee and hot foods such as chicken, as well as breakfast items including donuts.

Construction of outdoor seating, including umbrellas, is currently in the works so customers can eat their food onsite.

Singh said customers also have the third option to call and place food orders for pick-up.

Besides this station, Singh also manages a second Quickway in Muncie. The Upland location marks the first Quickway in Indiana to stage a drive-thru extension.

Additionally, there will be an ATM outside of the store, where customers can withdraw funds without charged fees regardless of what bank they claim.

Currently, Singh is in the middle of the hiring process leading up to the store’s opening just over a week from now.