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    Sheetz Starts Construction on New Store

    Chain's first location in Lancaster, Pa., will open in June.

    LANCASTER, Pa. -- Construction on Sheetz’ first convenience store here is underway.

    The 5,000-square-foot store, at Manheim Pike and Dillerville Road, is due to open in June and will feature seven gasoline pumps and operate 24 hours a day.

    The new Sheetz sits on the former Armstrong World Industries property and will be the first structure in the business park to be built by Oak Tree Development. The convenience store, costing more than $2 million to construct and equip, will face inward, allowing its front to face future structures to be built in the park, the Lancaster New Era reported.

    However, Sheetz doesn't want the thousands of motorists who travel past that intersection every day to see the back of the store, so it's putting faux windows and an entrance on the side facing the intersection, according to the newspaper.

    "We're doing a lot to accommodate the fact this store is at a gateway to Lancaster City," said Mike LaCesa, Sheetz's director of real estate for the eastern region. "We're using a lot of architectural accents to dress the building up, so it's aesthetically pleasing from all four sides."

    The new store will be the eighth in Lancaster County for Altoona-based Sheetz.

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