RHINELANDER - Residents will need to wait a little longer to find out if another Kwik Trip will open.
The County Board held a special meeting Thursday morning. They discussed Kwik Trip's offer to purchase the land currently occupied by the Highway Department.
The board decided to make a counter offer to Kwik Trip.
"The motion was passed (Thursday) to counter Kwik Trip's offer in one respect to give us until February first to give a response," says Board Chairperson David Hintz.
By pushing the date, it will give the board more time to look into the budget.
The board is creating a committee to gather all the necessary numbers.
"The big unknowns are what would it cost to build a new facility, we have a wide range, explains Hintz. "And, what would it cost if we kept our current facility and upgraded it to current needs and standards."
Kwik Trip's offer is 2.3 million dollars. They announced at the meeting that they are willing to accommodate the board in order to purchase this land.
|Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua