Edwin C. Moses I-75 exit in Dayton to get second large fueling, convenience store

A new QuikTrip travel center could move in across the street from Love’s Travel Stop in southern Dayton.

QuikTrip has about 918 retail locations across 15 states, but none are located in Ohio. The closest store is in Illinois.

“QuikTrip has been focused on expanding the footprint of our travel center network to geographies in the U.S. that leverage our distribution network,” said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, a spokeswoman for the QuikTrip Corp. “QuikTrip is currently in the early planning stages of this development.”

QuikTrip plans to construct a new 8,292-square-foot convenience store and fueling station on a parking lot near the intersection of Cincinnati Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, according to city planning documents.

The 6-acre site at 1428 Cincinnati St. is just east of the Love’s Travel Stop, which opened in 2013.

The project calls for eight double-sided fuel pumps for consumers and six fueling lanes for semi-trucks, as well as a truck scale.

The project is consistent with a planned development for the former Delphi automotive plant at 1515 Cincinnati St. and related parking lot at 1428 Cincinnati St., according to a Dayton Plan Board staff report.

The plan board recently approved the development plan, with some modifications.

IRG II owns the site. The company purchased more than 50 acres of Delphi’s property around 1515 Cincinnati St. more than a decade ago.

Travel centers, which are open 24/7, are much larger than QuikTrip’s standard convenience stores, according to Convenience Store News.

QuikTrip locations have kitchens that sell pizza, sub sandwiches, wraps and grab-and-go items.

“The Travel Center has room to service 20 cars for gas and six diesel bays for trucks,” Jefferson-Smith said. “The store will be equipped with an expanded QT kitchens that offer made fresh-to-order food and drink items, we will also offer grab and go freshly crafted sandwiches, salads, and wraps that will occupy your taste buds, or spoil yourself with our scrumptious donuts and pastries.”

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