If McDonald’s is looking for a new downtown Maplewood location, and McDonald’s USA Heartland Region communications manager Neil Getzlow doesn’t say they’re not, a major corner could open up.
Gene Kohler, owner of Schaefer Shell at the southwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend Boulevard, said he has a couple years left on his lease. Circle K owns the property, he said.
Kohler also said he’s not concerned about QuikTrip moving in across Manchester road. Service is his “bread and butter,” he said.
He will have owned the service station 22 years this December. He bought the station from Vince Schaefer.
Another possibility could be the lot next to CVS on Big Bend, but it may not be big enough.