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November 18, 2013

Richland officials OK plans for new Sheetz

JOHNSTOWN — A Sheetz convenience store will fill a vacant tract at the Richland Town Centre.

Site plans approved by Richland Township’s planning commission show the 6,489-square- foot Sheetz will be built alongside Elton Road on a grassy lot that sits as the final undeveloped portion of the shopping plaza.

Sheetz officials said the new store will reflect their continued trend toward the restaurant niche.

A drive-thru and indoor seating are among the site’s additions.

“We live and die by selling food these days ... so we’ve been trying to put indoor seating in our new locations anytime we have room,” Sheetz real estate manager David Hazelet said.

Richland Township supervisors approved a subdivision on the property Monday, allowing developers to combine two lots on the property into a 2.2 acre site and then subdivide it again for the 1.5 acre Sheetz property.

The remaining .72 acre tract of land will be offered for a separate tenant, plans show.

Hazelet said the new Sheetz will offer a coffee bar and the “Made-To-Order” food Sheetz is known for as well as 10 fueling stations, outdoor seating and the drive-thru.

Sheetz has been building drive-thru’s into new stores for the past year, when able, he added.

Similarly-sized Sheetz stores employ 45 people – about half of them full-time workers, Hazelet said.

The project is eyed for 2014 construction.

David Hurst covers Richland Township for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at hurst.

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