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    New Sheetz Store Gets OK from Township Officials

    Construction on new Woodward, Pa. location is expected to begin this summer.

    LINDEN, Pa. -- Woodward Township officials have approved plans by Sheetz Inc. to bring a new c-store to the intersection of Route 220 and South Pine Run Road here.

    The approval is contingent upon Sheetz securing a highway occupancy permit from the state Department of Transportation, The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported.

    The retailer’s Eastern Region Real Estate Director Michael A. LaCesa said that shouldn't be a problem. "We've had many, many meetings with PennDOT on this," he said. "I'm confident we should be able to get the highway occupancy permit."

    The store opening date is unknown, though, because there's no exact time when Sheetz will get the highway permit. Construction will begin soon after the permit is secured, which LaCesa estimates will be this summer, according to the newspaper.

    It usually takes four months to build a store, he noted.

    Eight gas pumps are featured in the concept drawings, which LaCesa said will allow 16 vehicles to be fueled simultaneously. The majority of the store’s lighting will be under the gasoline canopy, according to LaCesa. He said it is directed straight to the ground.

    "Basically, what we're planning to do is build our prototypical Sheetz convenience store that will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week," LaCesa explained.

    There will be no seating inside the 5,000-square-foot building. Customers will be able to eat onsite at one of five outdoor patio tables intended for seasonal seating.

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