Jerome-based Valley Wide Cooperative is building its largest Valley Country Store convenience store and fueling center at the entrance of Crossroads Point Business Center, just north of the Interstate 84 exit for Twin Falls.
Valley Wide started construction on the 5.5-acre travel center in March and expects to open its 11,000-square-foot convenience store in February, said Floyd Uria, project manager for Valley Wide Cooperative-Retail.
The fueling area will have eight fuel pumps with 16 fueling stations in front, another seven fuel pumps with 12 fueling stations in back in the back and two fueling stations dedicated to recreational vehicles, Uria said.
The convenience store will include an 80-seat food court with a 40-foot food line offering fried chicken, salads, sub sandwiches, burritos, hot dogs and hamburgers. There will also be two dog park areas and 10 outdoor dining tables.
McAlvain Construction of Boise is the general contractor. The U.S. 93/I-84 travel center will be the largest Valley Country Store convenience store among the company’s 20 locations, Uria said.
The Valley Country Store will open months after Crossroad Point’s newest tenant, Rush Truck Centers’ 32,500-square-foot dealership and 16-bay service center, which opened in early October.
The 250-acre Crossroads Point was established 20 years ago by Arlen and Derrel Crouch with FedEx the first tenant in 2006. The other tenants at Crossroads Point are Comfort Inn & Suites, Freightliner of Idaho, Idaho Wind Partners, Subway, Intermountain Gas Co., B & N Machine, Fastenal, Pella Windows and Doors, and Heritage Plaza.
Crossroads Point General Manager Blair Crouch is confident he might have tenants for the three-story, 14,000-square-foot Heritage Plaza building that has sat empty since it was built in 2009. He said he’s talking with two parties interested in either the whole building or parts of the building.
“I hope to have something by the end of the year,” Crouch said.