Casey’s wants to bring convenience store to Johnson Drive in downtown Mission

Casey's sign Lenexa

Casey's General Store, an Iowa-based gas station and convenience store, is headed to downtown Mission. Above, the Casey's on Quivira Road in Lenexa. Photo credit Juliana Garcia.

Iowa-based Casey’s General Store is eyeing a new location in downtown Mission.

You mean, that Casey’s? Yep, the ubiquitous gas station and convenience store chain — with more than 2,300 locations in 16 states — wants to bring a store to the former Hartman Hardware location at the corner of Johnson Drive and Outlook Street.

What we know: Casey’s purchased 5800 Johnson Drive from longtime owner Bob Hartman of Hartman Hardware.

  • County records show Casey’s now owns the site.
  • Katie Petru, Casey’s director of communications and community, told the Post via email that the company is in the early stages of planning for a downtown Mission location, but she did confirm the plan currently is to bring a Casey’s convenience store franchise to 5800 Johnson Drive.
  • There are currently no details or timeline for when it may open, she said.
  • Petru did say, however, that the Mission location would not sell gas.

Background: Hartman Hardware occupied part of the historic building at 5800 Johnson Drive for the last 26 years.

  • The home improvement store officially closed at the end of May.
  • Bob Hartman posted on Facebook on May 25 that the sale of the building was final and that he himself was now working at Westlake Ace Hardware in Shawnee.
  • Prior to being Hartman Hardware, the brick building at the corner of Johnson Drive and Outlook was a pharmacy.
  • County property records show the building itself was originally built in 1935

Casey’s in KC: Casey’s operates 15 gas stations and convenience stores in the Kansas City metro, according to its website. There are several locations in Lenexa, one in Shawnee and one in Overland Park.

  • The Mission location would appear to be the first in the Kansas City metro that would not be equipped with gas pumps.