Business is now the Elkader Pit Stop

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Matt Cunningham recently purchased The Store from Eddie and Lois Nelson, who had owned the Elkader convenience store since 1983. The business will now become the Elkader Pit Stop. (Submitted photo)

The Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce board members recently welcomed owner Matt Cunningham and his sister, Stephanie, who will be managing the Elkader Pit Stop. Pictured are board members Roger Schmidt and Deb Schmidt, Stephanie Cunningham and Matt Cunningham, and board members Ryan Burke, Amanda Schneider and Chelsea Hanson. (Submitted photo)

By Collin Holdsworth, Times-Register


The Elkader community is going to see big changes at the Sinclair in the coming months. Matt Cunningham is the proud new owner of The Store in Elkader and has plans for many improvements at the gas station. 


Cunningham grew up in the town of Elgin, and after he graduated in 1990, he moved to Elkader. Cunninghamn loves northeast Iowa’s scenery. He is the co-owner of a construction company called Premier Ag Systems, which makes barns and farm supplies in the northern Great Plains. 


The Sinclair is going to have new pumps, epoxy coated floor, new counter tops, more meat items, and a new name called “The Elkader Pit Stop.” If you’re looking for work, maybe think about stopping by the Sinclair, because they are hiring. 


Cunningham said, “Everyone’s been very supportive with everything. Thanks to Eddie and Lois for a very helpful transition.”


Collin Holdsworth is a junior reporter for the Times-Register. He also has his own publication, the Elkader Gazette.

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