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ALTOONA, Pa. -- Even as Sheetz continues to expand in North Carolina and West Virginia, the convenience store chain is investing in its home-state stores by rebuilding near Altoona and Pittsburgh, Pa., according to an Altoona Mirorr report.
New stores are being built to replace old ones in Greenwood and McKee, Pa. The new Greenwood Sheetz is set to open Nov. 23, but will not offer gasoline for approximately 10 weeks, or when the old fuel pumps have been removed and replaced with new ones.
"This is our newer model with indoor and outdoor seating, a car wash and a drive-thru window," Director of Real Estate Steve Augustine said of the Greenwood location.
Construction work on the rebuilt McKee Sheetz, located on Route 36 in Freedom Township, is slated to begin next March and finish in the summer, according to the Mirror.
In addition, a new Sheetz store will be built south of Claysburg, Pa., near Old Route 220 and Sheetz Way – the road to the Sheetz Distribution Center – with construction starting next spring. Another new store is planned for Frankstown Road across from Amelia Avenue in Altoona, but there’s no scheduled opening date yet due to permit and utility issues.
Augustine noted that the new stores should create around 120 new jobs.
Meanwhile, Sheetz continues plans to open Pittsburgh-area stores that will hire as many as 250 new employees, as CSNews Online previously reported.
The c-store chain currently operates more than 400 stores across six states.