New owners reopen gas station in Baltic

From staff reports

BALTIC – After four years without a gas station in town, Baltic residents can fill up their tanks and buy snacks again.

Justin Goth and Shannon Kauffman opened Classic Corner at a site that has seen many C-stores come and go over the years. Kauffman is a co-owner of Classic Corner in Madison, which Goth helped manage for seven years.

“They are very excited,” Goth said of the customers. “This morning has been slow, though. I hope it’s not that they were just excited but went back to their pattern of going out to Friendly’s at the interstate.”

The store opened April 7 in the town north of Sioux Falls. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It sells ethanol-blended fuel and regular unleaded from 24-hour pumps. Inside, there’s the typical C-store fare, but it also sells package liquor, and hunting and fishing licenses.

Classic Corner makes Hot Stuff Pizza and offers free delivery in town from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and until 7 p.m. on Sunday. It also has breakfast items and deli sandwiches for lunch.

A casino area with three video lottery machines is expected to open in a couple of weeks, Goth said, once an on-site alcohol and gambling license is approved.

Goth has plans to add bait for fishing. He’ll have night crawlers and tackle soon, but minnows won’t be stocked until summer.

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New owners reopen gas station in Baltic

After four years without a gas station in town, Baltic residents can fill up their tanks and buy snacks again.

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