The Casey’s General Store at the intersection of Business 60 (West Clinton Avenue) and Main Street will be closed at this time next week.

A sign at the front window of the Casey’s, first posted early last week, announced that the store’s final day will be this coming Sunday, May 17.

A news release from The Nexxus Group, which handles the store’s newspaper sales for the Webster County Citizen, said, “The Casey’s store, No. 1145, 103 West Clinton, will permanently close at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020.”

No reason was given for the closure.

However, an employee at the Casey’s on Main Street, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Citizen that she was told by store management that corporate officials recently received word that the store’s underground fuel-storage tanks soon would be required to be replaced, which led to the decision to close the store.

Casey’s is based in Ankeny, Iowa.

It is a corporate-owned business; the store in Seymour does not have a local franchise owner.

The Casey’s in Seymour to be closed was built in the late 1980s and has served the community for more than 30 years.

However, Seymour will not be without a Casey’s.

For several years, the city has operated with two Casey’s stores, the second located at Seymour’s easternmost U.S. 60 exit on Loveland Street.

That store will remain open.

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