Construction underway on Circle K store at former Kean’s Jefferson Highway property

Construction is underway on a Circle K convenience store on Jefferson Highway near Interstate 12.

Its build-out comes several months after Amin Chitalwala, a local Circle K/Kangaroo Express franchisee, purchased the property for $900,000. Tom Maraist and Michael Pou of Talbot Realty Group represented both the buyer and the seller in the deal, which closed in late August.

Once complete, the new 4,200-square-foot service station, which will include four gas pumps in front, will replace a 3,840-square-foot Kean’s Dry Cleaning location on the property so that Kean’s can downsize and lease a 950-square-foot space next to Circle K.

The convenience store is scheduled to open sometime in early 2021.