Northwest Investments got the green light at last week's City Council meeting to develop the 50-acre lot of land directly south of the new HyVee on West Circle Drive.

The plan is to place a new Kwik Trip convenience store near the intersection of Valleyhigh Drive and Superior Drive Northwest - rival gas station, Holiday, is kitty-corner on the other side of West Circle Drive.

So how many Kwik Trips does Rochester have and how many does Rochester need?  The answer to the last question is apparently one more. The answer to the first question is 13 - soon to be 14.

Below are the existing Rochester locations:

Kwik Trip #321 1350 Salem Road Sw
Kwik Trip #335 2335 26th Street Ne
Kwik Trip #341 315 12th St S.e.
Kwik Trip #357 1221 Marion Rd Se
Kwik Trip #364 3490 55th St Nw
Kwik Trip #382 4120 Hwy 52 North
Kwik Trip #388 3111 Wellner Drive Ne
Kwik Trip #418 3531 9th St Nw
Kwik Trip #433 560 11th Avenue Nw
Kwik Trip #438 2109 2nd Street Sw
Kwik Trip #464 4760 Commercial Drive Sw
Kwik Trip #659 1990 Scott Road Nw
Kwik Trip #672 1941 S Broadway