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This new Macon convenience store focuses on fresh food, specialty coffee

A new Circle K convenience store has opened at the corner of Northside Drive and Forest Hill Road in Macon.
A new Circle K convenience store has opened at the corner of Northside Drive and Forest Hill Road in Macon. lmorris@macon.com

The new Circle K convenience store at the corner of Forest Hill Road and Northside Drive is a bit different from the other 12 Circle Ks in Macon.

The store at 4001 Northside Drive opened a few weeks ago, but it is holding its official grand opening 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. The celebration will include discounted gasoline, giveaways and the appearance of Grave Digger, “one of the most decorated Monster Jam trucks in the world,” along with a member of the Grave Digger race team, according to a news release.

At nearly 5,000 square feet, the prototype store features a larger, more open layout, and it’s putting a greater focus on fresh, on-the-go food and beverage offerings, such as sandwiches, roller grill snacks, espresso-based specialty coffee and 36 fountain or frozen beverages, the release states.

The retailer offers non-ethanol gasoline, diesel fuel, indoor seating and a cash wash and vacuum center.

Next month, the store also will feature a wide array of made-to-order pizzas.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company has more than 7,800 locations in North America.

Linda S. Morris: 478-744-4223, @MidGaBiz

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