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KENT, Ohio -- Sheetz Inc. filed suit yesterday against the Kent, Ohio Board of Zoning Appeals and the city in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas, asking the court to review the board's decision last week concerning the construction of a new Sheetz station here, according to Portage County court records, The Daily Kent Stater reported.
The Board of Zoning Appeals granted Sheetz three of four requested building variances for the site at the northwest corner of North Mantua Street and Fairchild Avenue—allowing the company to construct a higher barrier around the property and signs on its lawn and convenience store, however, it did not allow the for building closer to residential properties, the report stated.
The 4,997-square-foot gas station and convenience store will replace an auto shop and some apartments, as well as the 102-year-old building housing the Open Space Art Gallery, the newspaper reported.
In other Sheetz news, the company expanded its presence in Greenville, N.C. with its fourth store in the area—the 19th store in the state, the company reported. As part of the grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for Nov. 6, the company will make a donation to the Greenville Parks and Recreation, which will be used to develop a new golf program for kids from the city of Greenville.
"Over the past two years people in Greenville have embraced Sheetz, and we are happy to continue to grow with the city," Louie Sheetz, executive vice president of marketing at Sheetz Inc., said in a statement. "As well, Sheetz has a long tradition of being involved in youth-centered activities so we are happy to further our commitment to support the children of Greenville through the parks and recreation department."