A second Casey’s General Store is moving into the Rockford area this year.
The popular regional chain store, known for its ready-to-go pizza, will be opening a new location in Loves Park, across from Mercyhealth Hospital on the northeast corner Interstate Boulevard and East Riverside Boulevard, near the I-90 exit.
The company hopes to hold a groundbreaking in May and open the new location in August or September of this year.
In March, Casey’s announced they would also be opening a store in Machesney Park, at Route 173 and Forest Hills Road.
Casey’s, which is known for it’s cafeteria like atmosphere and ready-to-go items such as pizza, hambugers and hot dogs, has made a push recently to expand its presence in northern Illinois and the Chicago suburbs. Casey’s operates more than 2,000 stores in 15 states.