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(Orfordville, WI) Excerpts Courtesy of the Gazette

Construction is underway on a 5,000-square-foot gas station and convenience store that also will house a Subway restaurant on the southeast corner of Highways 11 and 213 in Orfordville. Combined, the businesses will add more than 20 jobs with a mix of full time and part time positions.

The gas station and convenience store will be called “The Station,” the latest for family-owned Francois Oil, Ed Francois said. The development is a partnership between Francois and Jon Onsgard of Earth Construction. The building will look similar to one of the same name on West Court Street in Janesville.

Francois Oil has 13 locations throughout southern Wisconsin, including the original station in Belleville and a dealership. Other area Station locations include South Jackson Street in Janesville and East Main Street in Evansville.

Site work started last year when the developers donated two homes to Blackhawk Technical College fire training program to burn them down. A crew then removed the foundations and started to clear the site, Francois said. 

The projected opening date is mid-to-late December 2015.


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