New Sheetz Coming To Kingston Twp.
KINGSTON TWP. — The Sheetz store on Memorial Highway in Kingston Twp. will be torn down and a new larger store will be built on the site, a spokesman for the convenience store chain said Thursday.
Sheetz spokesman Nick Ruffner said the store will close at midnight April 21. Construction of the new store with a new design will begin after that and is expected to reopen in late September.
The current Sheetz is about 3,900 square feet. The new store will be about 1,000 square feet larger and enhanced seating will be added. This will be an added amenity for people who purchase items like subs, sandwiches, salads and other items from the convenience store’s extensive made-to-order menu, Ruffner said. Customers order items through touch-screen terminals. The store also sells fresh brewed coffee, lattes, cappuccino and many self-serve drinks.
Gas pumps will be reconfigured as part of the project. The current Sheetz has 16 gas pumps under two canopies and the new store will have 14 gas pumps under a single canopy.
The new store also will sell beer and will have the latest design that is only featured at a handful of stores across the retail chain’s footprint.
“Folks will really notice a brand new ambience in the store that they haven’t seen in their travels across the region,” Ruffner said. “It will incorporate different design elements but the biggest thing people will notice is enhanced seating.”
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Sheetz is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 19,000 employees.
Sheetz recently announced plans to hire more than 1,100 employees in Pennsylvania and more than 2,500 full-time and part-time positions companywide.
The company operates 589 stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. The stores are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
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