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Circle K breaks ground on flagship


San Jacinto, Calif. -- Circle K Stores, Inc. has broken ground on its newest flagship prototype in Southern California, a 4,500-sq.-ft. convenience store offering fresh food, a gas station with eight fuel pumps, and a self-serve state-of-the-art carwash. The combo concept, located in the city of Jacinto, is expected to be open for business in late 2014.

The new Circle K facility represents phase one of Esplanade Commons a 90,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use shopping center development planned by Southland Development Company, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, California, and RoBott Land Company of Beverly Hills, California.

"We are happy that Circle K has selected San Jacinto and our project for this exciting new format," said John Guell, president and founder of Southland Development Company, San Juan Capistrano, California. "In working with Circle K through the design and site development process, it was very evident that our choice to work with Circle K was the right one. They bring a very high degree focus on the needs and convenience of their customers. We are currently in discussions with other retailers to join Circle K at Esplanade Commons."

"We still have a strong demand for more retail and services," added Sharon Paisley, development director at the City of San Jacinto. "There is a wealth of available land for development, reasonable property costs, and prime redevelopment opportunities.”

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