Last updated on August 24th, 2015 at 01:55 pm
Sheetz closed its State College, Pennsylvania, store Aug. 19. Store associates from this location have been retained and relocated to one of the other four existing stores in the State College area. A new concept store will open this fall in downtown State College.
“While the decision to close a store is never easy, we are continually assessing the performance of our store locations and customers’ needs; as a result of these reviews we made the decision to close our store on College Avenue. 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,” said CEO Joe Sheetz. “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, the new concept store will allow customers to engage with Sheetz in another way, showcasing Sheetz passion for food and a devotion to innovation and excellence, the company says. According to company officials, “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 first Sheetz concept store opened in Morgantown, West Virginia, last spring.