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BECKLEY, West Va. -- Sheetz Inc. is continuing to expand in West Virginia, with plans to build a new store in Beckley and another in Beaver, The Register-Herald reported.
The convenience chain will break ground near Crossroads Mall in Beckley within the coming months, according to Errin Hensley, Sheetz' real estate site selector. The location in Beaver isn't scheduled for construction until next spring or summer, Hensley told the newspaper.
"Traffic is the top thing we look at," he said. "We look at demographics and area. [Crossroads] is the main artery in and out of Beckley; we felt it's a good location. Same with Beaver."
Sheetz, which is based in Altoona, Pa., is spread from northern Pennsylvania to central North Carolina, and its convenience stores are common throughout Cabell and Monongalia counties, according to the report.
Hensley said Sheetz is looking to expand more in the southern part of the state, with locations already under construction in Fayetteville and Summersville, West Va. "We're looking to grow in that area," he said. "(We're) looking at the Princeton area as well. We'd like to have four to five locations around the Beckley area."
The popularity and success of Sheetz have come from its food offerings, Hensley said.
"We offer customers anything they would need as far as food," he said. "Our food really differentiates from our competitors."