STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sheetz Inc. said it will close a convenience store in State College, Pa., on August 19 to make way for its newest concept store.
“While the decision to close a store is never easy,” said CEO Joe Sheetz, “we are continually assessing the performance of our store locations and customer’s needs; as a result of these reviews, we made the decision to close our store on College Avenue.”
He continued, “We are focused on food and beverage growth, and we are evaluating all our existing stores on their overall brand presence, physical capabilities and potential to accommodate our future business needs. We are excited for the new era of Sheetz, which includes our newest concept, opening this fall in downtown State College.”
More than two years in development, this previously announced concept store will allow customers to engage with Sheetz in another way, showcasing Sheetz passion for food and a devotion to innovation and excellence. Every detail of the space will give customers a new way to enjoy Sheetz food offerings and provide locals and students a new way to interact with Sheetz in downtown State College, the company said.
As reported in CSP Daily News, the first Sheetz concept store opened in Morgantown, W.Va., last spring.
Sheetz will continue to serve the State College community with its four remaining stores in the area and the new store opening this fall.
The company will retain employees from the closing location; it will relocate them to one of the other four existing stores.
Altoona, Pa., Sheetz, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue for 2014, operates more than 500 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides a menu of Made-To-Order (MTO) subs, sandwiches and salads, which customers order through touch-screen orderpoint terminals. All Sheetz c-stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.