New Kwik Trip Approved in Fox Lake on Highway 33

Plans for a new Kwik Trip on the site formerly occupied by Fox Lake Foods on Highway 33 have been approved. Representatives with Kwik Trip and Kunkel Engineering presented the plans to the city council, which then unanimously approved them. Administrator Bill Petracek says while it’ll be a new building, losing Fox Lake Foods, which was the lone grocery store in the city, will be an obvious detriment to the community. Petracek says bringing in another grocery store chain does not appear to be an option. He called five other grocery companies and all said Fox Lake was too small of a community to support its own store. Kwik Trip hopes to get the construction underway as soon as possible to avoid any issues with winter weather.