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From staff reports
BALTIC – After four years without a gas station in town, Baltic residents can fill up their tanks and buy snacks again.
Justin Goth and Shannon Kauffman opened Classic Corner at a site that has seen many C-stores come and go over the years. Kauffman is a co-owner of Classic Corner in Madison, which Goth helped manage for seven years.
“They are very excited,” Goth said of the customers. “This morning has been slow, though. I hope it’s not that they were just excited but went back to their pattern of going out to Friendly’s at the interstate.”
The store opened April 7 in the town north of Sioux Falls. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It sells ethanol-blended fuel and regular unleaded from 24-hour pumps. Inside, there’s the typical C-store fare, but it also sells package liquor, and hunting and fishing licenses.
Classic Corner makes Hot Stuff Pizza and offers free delivery in town from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. on Sunday. It also has breakfast items and deli sandwiches for lunch.
A casino area with three video lottery machines is expected to open in a couple of weeks, Goth said, once an on-site alcohol and gambling license is approved.
Goth has plans to add bait for fishing. He’ll have night crawlers and tackle soon, but minnows won’t be stocked until summer.
After four years without a gas station in town, Baltic residents can fill up their tanks and buy snacks again.