ANSONIA — Casey’s General Stores, Inc. made company history on March 9 as it opened its first Ohio location in Cridersville, and will now open its second Ohio location in Ansonia Thursday.
The Ansonia store is located at 117 N. Main St. There will be a two-day grand opening event held April 7 and 8, to celebrate the store opening and Casey’s growth, according to promotions manager Angela Wood at the corporate office.
The 3,300-square-foot store, she said, will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. – 12 a.m., and will offer a four-pump setup, Casey’s famous made-from-scratch pizza, fresh sub sandwich station, bakery items, full-service coffee station, and more. Customers can also enjoy Casey’s app and online website for easy online ordering, coupons, discounts, games, and more.
Around 57 percent of Casey’s stores are located in towns with a population of 5,000 or less, which is why Ansonia’s community of 1,200 people is perfect for Casey’s small-town focus, Wood said.
Ohio is the 15th state Casey’s operates in, and plans to expand in Ohio don’t end in Ansonia. Within the next 18 months, Casey’s will reach double digit stores in Ohio. The expansion will continue to target areas in Western Ohio, predominately in small towns.
The Ansonia store will be served out of the Terre Haute, Indiana, distribution center.
The Terre Haute distribution center has been up and running since April 2016. The 250,000-square-foot center is Casey’s second distribution facility. This center allows Casey’s to expand their geographic footprint east and south with a 500-mile reach.
The former buildings on the site, most recently owned by Dennis and Paula Moody, were razed in November 2016 in preparation for the move to build a Casey’s. The Moodys closed their other businesses, Moody Auto Sales, the filling station and Paula’s Diner, last summer. Paula’s Diner came into existence on Jan. 2, 2014.
Jim Moody, who died March 14 this year, had purchased Bayman’s Auto Sales in 1972 and a few years later, purchased the gas station from Joe Gasper, and later sold the businesses to son Dennis.
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