New Businesses come into Baldwin City


Lilli Judy, BHS Journalism

New businesses and restaurants are coming to Baldwin City, including a Casey’s and a Burger Shop.

“Big plans for the Burger Shop: creative and fun ice cream sundaes and shakes, plus hamburgers made with house-ground brisket and chuck roast,” Owner Lori Gardner said. “We will help the community by offering a very family- friendly place to enjoy a delicious meal and treats. Plus we will employ approximately 10 employees from Baldwin City.”

The Burger Shop will be located on 8th street next to the Homestead Bakery which Gardner also owns. Opening day was on Nov. 13th.

“I’m excited. I’m excited to work there because I have hope for my mom that this will be her second successful restraint. It can benefit the people and myself because it offers more chances to make money and have a job,”Employee Lucy Gardner said.

Gardner is one of many community members that is working at the shop. The Burger Shop will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. 

Not only is Baldwin getting another restaurant, but a new convenience store, Casey’s. It can be found across the street from the current gas station, on the SE corner of 6th and Ames. Casey’s will be in the building of 133 Coffee and build onto the car wash .

“I’m always excited when a new business moves to Baldwin. Luring businesses has always been a challenge for us. I hope having both Kwik Shop and Casey’s will provide some healthy competition benefiting the community,” City Council member Cory Venable said.

Venable, among many other citizens, are excited to see Baldwin expanding their businesses. Casey’s will hopefully be helpful to the growing population. It is unknown when Casey’s will officially be here but we are all waiting.

“I think it is good to have a second convenience store to help the community,” BHS teacher Kit Harris said. “Hopefully this will help keep the fuel prices in check.”

The community has high hopes for the new coming businesses. Hopefully this change will be beneficial to everyone. With change comes new opportunities.