Casey’s General Store in New Carlisle now open

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Casey's General Store will be opening a location this Friday in New Carlisle.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Casey’s General Store, an Illinois-based chain of convenience stores and gas stations, opened its first Clark County location in late January.

The store is located at 3387 S. Dayton Lakeview Rd. near New Carlisle. The 4,789 square-foot store is open seven days a week from 5 a.m. until midnight.

The store offers eight gasoline pumps, made-from-scratch pizza, bakery items, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, full-service free-brewed coffee, made-to-order sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream and more, said Katie Petru, a spokesperson for Casey’s.

“At Casey’s, our purpose is to make the lives of our guests and communities better each day. We are excited to join the New Carlisle community,” Petru said in a news release.

The store’s grand opening celebration was held on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb.

Construction on the store began in October 2019 after Casey’s Marketing Company purchased the land in June from Ronald E. Burns for $525,000, according to the Clark County Auditor’s Office records.

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Nancy Brown, a Bethel Township Trustee, said previously that Casey’s had been interested in building a store in the Bethel Twp. area for nearly two years. However, the company had to take care of a few issues at the property prior to purchasing it.

Brown said that included addressing a water issue and getting permission from the owner of a fuel line that runs through the property before construction could start.

“This is a great opportunity to grow that corridor of the county and we are continuing to see growth there,” Ethan Harris, Director of the Clark County Community and Economic Development department, said previously.

Casey’s General Store specializes in serving pizzas, subs, burgers and other offerings made from scratch, according to the store’s website.

“Our breakfast pizza is one of reason we’re famous and you can get it with veggies, sausage or bacon,” Petru said. “We introduced breakfast pizza in 2001 and it remains a favorite along with our taco pizza.”

Casey’s already operates several stores in the Dayton region. As of late last year, there were Casey’s stores located in Huber Heights, Greenville, Centerville and Clayton, with plans to build several more, according to previous reporting from the Springfield News-Sun.

The chain has 16 locations in Ohio and around 2,000 in 15 other states, making it the fourth-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country, according to information provided by the publicly-traded company.

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4,789: Square footage of the new Casey’s

$525,000: Cost of the land off S. Dayton-Lakeview Road where the new Casey’s is located

16: Casey’s locations across Ohio, with several more planned to be built

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