Maple St. Speedway expanding; Store to be partially closed starting April 23 to add cafe

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018

About seven years after the new expanded Speedway opened on South Maple Street, the store will be expanding again.

General manager Ruth Mitchell said the store will partially close on April 23 as the building is renovated to include a Speedy Cafe.

“When we open it back up, it’ll be double the space, double the staff and double the food,” Mitchell said.

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Mitchell said the building will be expanded into the employee parking lot and the rest of the interior will be renovated.

The renovation is expected to take about six weeks, she said.

“They’re moving coolers. They’re moving everything,” Mitchell said.

According to the company’s website, the Speedy Cafe will offer freshly-prepared food and include in-store seating. Customers will place their order at a kiosk and receive a ticket. When they pay the cashier, the food will be delivered, Mitchell said.

The menu will feature build-your-own panini sandwiches, sub sandwiches, hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, cold-brew coffee and pizza, according to the website.

“I can’t wait,” Mitchell said. “They say it will be worth it.”

During construction, Mitchell said the fuel pumps will be open and they will still sell cigarettes, lottery tickets and a few vendor items inside near the registers.

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