Kwik Star has started construction on their first Hiawatha store. The work site, pictured above, is on the north side of Blairs Ferry Road NE, just east of Edgewood Road. It's in the Peck's Landing development, where a Happy Joes and nail salon have already opened. A Taco John's is also under construction.

Steve from the Public Relations Department at Kwik Trip, which owns Kwik Star, confirmed this morning that the construction site is for a new Kwik Star store. He tells me it will feature a fuel island with 10 multi-product dispensers along with a Karuba coffee bar, hot foods, fresh bakery treats, a fresh food case with fruits and salads, a fresh meat case, and a number of grocery items.

The new Kwik Star store is scheduled to open Thursday, September 19 at 5 am. A ribbon cutting will follow Wednesday, September 25 at 11 am. This will be the fifth Kwik Star in the Cedar Rapids metro. They currently have locations on 33rd Avenue, Williams Blvd, and on Runway Court SW, off 6th Street and Wright Brothers Blvd, in Cedar Rapids and on Carlson Way in Marion.