A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by the Hartford City Chamber of Commerce last week at Hartford City’s newest business, The Pit Stop.

The Pit Stop is a drive-thru convenience store located on the corner of N. Walnut and Kickapoo St. at 312 N. Walnut Street in Hartford City. Their business hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Even though it is a drive-thru convenience store, you can also park and utilize the designated walk-in area for those who do not wish to use the drive-thru option.

The Pit Stop carries the basic essentials that you can find at your local convenience store but with the convenient option of not having to get out of your vehicle if you do not want to, talk about convenience! This is the ideal convenience store for those who just need to grab a few things while out but have difficulty getting in and out of their vehicle, parents/guardians with younger children or the average Joe who has simply had a long day and doesn’t want to walk around and stand in line for a few quick items.

Some of the items you can currently find for sale are snacks such as fruits, chips, candy, cookies, crackers, nuts, seeds, gum, beef jerky as well as a large variety of drinks from coffee to energy drinks, bottle soda, water, juice, Pepsi and Coke fountain products and even the option to have a shot of syrup in your fountain pop such as cotton candy, marshmallow, blue raspberry, cherry and vanilla. You can also find toilet paper, milk, bread, cheese, condiments, on the go Tylenol and Advil packs, cigarettes and tobacco products. The owners are open to hearing suggestions on items the community would like to see them carry and their list of products for sale continue to grow as they learn the needs of their customers.

The owners of The Pit Stop are Casey and Jayci Dick. Casey Dick was born, raised, and continues to reside in Blackford County. He graduated from Blackford High School in 2009 and started up a local construction business, D Squared, in 2018. Dick’s wife, Jayci, is also a Blackford County native who graduated from BHS in 2008. They have three children, Carter, Elaine and Tinley.

It seems the big rave in town about the new business is not only the convenience and ease of the store but also the outstanding complements of how kind and friendly the service is!

The Dick’s, “We look forward to serving the community that we are proud to be part of!”