Wulfenstein Construction’s commercial grader and ceremonial shovels were used to break ground for a new Circle K convenience store near the intersection of Homestead and Gamebird roads in Pahrump on Tuesday.
A ceremony was held on Tuesday to commemorate the grand opening of a new Circle K store that had been in the works for months, with important corporate stakeholders, contractors and subcontractors, county commissioners, Chamber of Commerce officials, and political candidates all in attendance.
It will be the second Circle K convenience store and gas station in the Pahrump region, following the first, when it is fully operational and built.
At six rapid charge stations, vehicles will be able to recharge their batteries while on the road. A separate island will be created for diesel fuel pumps for high-profile trucks and recreational vehicles (RVs), which will be located outside of the canopy of gas stations for autos and light trucks and will be completely isolated from the rest of the island.
On 2.6 acres of property, it will consist of a 5,400-square-foot store with a design that will be comparable to the current Circle K at Basin and Blagg roads, which is less than six miles away.
It was awarded to MO Construction LLC, which is the same construction company that was chosen to build the first Circle K. The contract will be completed in the next few months. The store and vehicle wash will both be on the same floor, albeit the car wash will be on a lower scale than the store. It is planned to be constructed in such a way that a car can pull in and park while the wash mechanisms move forward and backward to clean.
Randall Vincent, the superintendent and project manager for Circle K Pahrump, is delighted with the progress of the project and has high expectations for its future completion.
He has a home in the neighboring Artesia community of homes, and he believes that the convenience store and gasoline station will be advantageous to the people who live in that community of homes.
The new Circle K facility, which is scheduled to open in August 2022, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week after it is built. In order to cover all shifts, an operations manager, an equipment maintenance specialist, and as many as 12 extra employees will be hired to help with the workload.
According to Nye County Commissioner Debra Strickland, the city of Pahrump is seeing explosive expansion. According to the author, the day will come when commercial development will be present at every important intersection in Pahrump, and that day will come soon.
In a statement, Pahrump County Commissioner Leo Blundo emphasized his excitement about the increase of commercial potential in the city.
When asked about the idea of having this intersection packed with businesses that provide services to the local community, the mayor voiced his joy. In the event that there are any traffic problems, we’ll keep an eye out for them.”