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If there’s one main motto for success in the retail industry, it’s “Keep up with your Customer!” In the convenience store industry, it’s more than a motto; it’s our lifeline.

Who are our Street Corner customers in the 21st century market place? What do they want? What do they need? What can we do to satisfy them? What must we do to keep them as our customers?

Fortunately, with instant information and communication, we are able to stay in touch with the hot products and cool trends.  If we think a novelty may become a staple, we can integrate it into our corner. And it can start here.  

We will offer articles, news and reviews of interest and we welcome your participation, as well.  If you read it and want to share it, send it to and let’s make some news!

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An Urban Vision

By Sarah Hamaker, NACS Magazine, February 2018,  Street Corner’s Urban Superette concept is designed especially for city dwellers.

Chattanooga Superette

“3 Plus You” WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News, 2017,  A closer look at the offerings available at our Urban Superettes!

Ideas 2 Go

By NACS, 2017,  While most convenience stores add more in-store offers, Street Corner is offering more store format options.

From Corner to Corner

By Melissa Kress, August 2017, CSNEWS Street Corner has long been associated with mall locations. Now, the convenience store franchisor is adding another focus to its portfolio.

Street Corner Wants to Take On ‘Well-Worn Convenience Chains’

By Greg Lindenberg, Editor, CSP Street Corner, a franchisor of convenience stores in shopping malls, urban multiuse developments and other alternative venues, has signed its first territory representative to expand the chain in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Downtown has a new hip, upscale convenience store

by Perry Schaible, WKRC | Thursday, May 11th 2017The owners say the market is geared towards people who live at The Banks or work downtown. "People have been asking for it, so we're extremely excited to bring it to the residents as well as people who come down to work every day from GE to the Freedom Center."

Convenience store, deli coming to the Banks

Cincinnati Business Courier, Jan 4, 2017 "A new market and convenience store is opening in the former Orange Leaf space at the Banks. Street Corner, a Topeka, Kan.-based specialty market that sells fresh and packaged food, deli items, craft beer and coffee, is expected to open this spring...”

Downtown resident helps bring market to The Banks, Jan 4, 2017 "Instead of complaining about late­night grocery options for Downtown Cincinnati residents, Neal Sebastian decided to do something about it....”

Street Corner Opens 'Urban Superette'

CSP, Sept. 2016"Street Corner, a franchise based convenience store brand located primarily in shopping malls and urban multi-use developments, has opened new locations in Chattanooga...”

Upscale Market Opening in Historic Clemons Building

The, Sept. 23rd 2016 "A new multi-purpose market will open this week on the ground floor at the historic Clemons Building...”

Street Corner Opens Two New Locations

Convenience Store Decisions, Sept. 23, 2016 "Topeka, Kan.-based Street Corner has announced the opening of two new store locations, with one in Chattanooga, Tenn. and one in Jackson, N.J. These two new stores mark the chain's 42nd and 43rd locations...”

Street Corner Grows With Urban Superette Concept

Convenience Store News, Sept. 23 2016 "TOPEKA, Kan. - Known for its shopping mall locations, Street Corner is growing its urban presence. The convenience store chain's latest store in Chattanooga, Tenn., is an "urban superette" concept, designed from the ground up to meet the needs of dense population centers...”

Street Corner Market opens in downtown Chattanooga

Times Free Press, August 31st, 2016 "It's not quite a full grocery store as some downtown boosters want, but a new neighborhood market featuring a variety of food, drinks and other items...”

"Profit-Building Forecourts"

IGN, Maura Keller“LED lights are one of the biggest ways to go green. Retailers can incorporate these lights into their design and not only go green, but also reduce energy and maintenance costs for their business…”

"Street Corner Founder Creates an Oasis of Convenience Retail"

Franchisely August, 2015 "In 1988, the first Street Corner convenience store opened up in the West Ridge Mall in Topeka, Kansas. Within a few years, CEO, Peter LaColla, and President, Dan McCabe, opened dozens of stores, serving diverse local populations from 20,000 to 6 million people ..."

"Valero station proposes redevelopment"

Pascack Valley Press May, 2015"The boroughʼs land use board may soon hear plans for the redevelopment of the Valero station ..."

"Meet Mr. Right"

Selling Points July, 2014"Vipin Patel does what's right. Case in point, he found a wallet in his store and returned it to its owner."

"Street Corner Expands to Northern California"

Convenience Store Decisions Magazine May, 2014"The Great Mall of the Bay in Milipitas, Calif., just became a little more convenient for shoppers and mall employees."

"Street Corner Opens in Milipitas, Calif., Shopping Center"

Shopping Center Business May, 2014"Convenience chain Street Corner has opened a location at the Great Mall of the in Milipitas ..."

"Shop on the Corner"

Stores Mar, 2014"Any box-style store can sell convenience items, but Street Corner offers stylized décor and merchandising that invites customers"

"Street Corner Adds Street-Side C-Stores to Franchise Mix"

CSP Daily News November, 2013 "Street Corner, a convenience chain known for its small-square-footage inline stores and mall kiosks, as announced that it has begun offering franchisees small and large street-side stores."

"50 Top Franchises for Minorities"

USA Today October 2013 "The National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) recently completed its seventh annual survey to analyze the progress of minorities within the franchising community."

"Street Corner Ranked as a Top Franchise for Minorities"

Convenience Store Decisions October, 2013 "Street Corner, the convenience store chain ubiquitous in shopping malls in 19 states, has been chosen by USA Today as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, for the third consecutive year"

"Street Corner Moves Into Offices, Campuses"

Convenience Store News June, 2011 "The April 2010 issue of Convenience Store News featured a story on Street Corner, a franchise convenience store concept initially designed for the country's upscale malls."

"Store Owner Finds Wallet, Returns Cash To Greenville Teen"

WSPA January, 2014"A good samaritan helped a Greenville teen and his family have a good start to the new year."

"Cornering the Nontraditional Market"

Convenience Store Decisions Magazine May, 2010 "For more than 83 years, the convenience store industry has focused on meeting the daily needs of busy consumers"

"Best Original Design Honorable Mention"

Convenience Store Decisions Magazine May, 2010 "The Street Corner concept is all about getting things on the go, and the new…"

"Mall Madness"

Convenience Store News Magazine April, 2010 "Unlike typical convenience stores.."

"Street Corner Sells Refreshments and Sundries to Mall Workers"

Shopping Centers Today Magazine March, 2010 "Malls retailers and their workers take care of the shoppers who generate the business that.."

"Street Corner Opens Three New Mall Stores"

CSN Magazine January, 2010 "…which aims to bring roadside convenience to the nation’s …"

"Local man opens kiosk at Tyrone Mall"

TBNWeekly January, 2010 "Tyrone Center Mall has just become a little more convenient"

"Here, There and Everywhere"

National Association of Convenience Stores March, 2006 "Location, Location, Location"

"Cornering Business at Malls Nationwide"

Topeka Capitol-Journal January 9, 2005 "A mall-based convenience store company that began in Topeka is on a mission to grow up to 40 percent this year as it extends itself to malls across the United States."

"A Matter of Convenience"

Shopping Centers Today September, 2004 "For the most part, convenience stores keep out of malls. But Street Corner doesn't shy away."

"Shopper Support"

Convenience Store News September 13, 2004 "The local mall is no longer just a hangout for teens looking for a place to see and be seen."

"Street Corner News a Headliner" by Patrick Kempf

Poughkeepsie Journal April 29, 2001 "Local partners fill a popular niche in malls"

"Down on the Corner" by Larry Littman

Convenience Store News October 22, 2000 "Street Corner News took the best elements of a convenience store and put them in your local shopping mall."

"Success Story" by Jim McLean

Topeka Capital-Journal Sunday March 10, 1996 "Former street vendor hopes to keep adding chapters, for himself and franchisees."

"More news, movies, in Little Apple"

The Manhattan Mercury September 9, 1992 "Those in this Manhattan who have longed for a big-city news stand with Sunday papers from around the world need wait no longer."

"A Corner of New York to be in Topeka" by Anita Miller

Topeka Capitol-Journal 1988 "It conjures up images of a New York City street corner: a hot dog and pretzel vendor, taxi cab, and bright street scenes of tall building and people working at their trades."