Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz is proceeding with its plan to rapidly develop a new market of its convenience stores in southern West Virginia with the opening of another location today at 432 Eighteenth Street West in Huntington, W.Va.
This marks the third Sheetz store opening in that area since June. The first two stores in the area opened in nearby Barboursville and Milton.
“We can’t be more pleased with how well received our stores have been this summer,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO, Sheetz Inc., which operates more than 350 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. “Customers are excited and enjoying what we offer and we’ve been fortunate to have hired some great West Virginians who work hard and really make a difference for us.”
The new store officially opened its doors to customers this morning and employees will host a grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony later this afternoon at 3:00p.m.
The 5,000 square-foot facility will offer fresh food items like the MTGo! and Shweetz Bakery lines of sandwiches, wraps, donuts and muffins, along with the signature MTO line of Angus beef burgers, premium grilled chicken sandwiches, freshly made salads, French fries, onion rings and more.
Sheetz Bros. Coffeez, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar staffed by a trained barista is going to be available at the new store. Customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced.
Sheetz also offers premium brewed self-serve coffees made from 100% Arabica beans in a variety of flavors such as Breakfast Blend, Serious Dark Roast, 100% Colombian and Hazelnut.
“Sheetz has a legacy of innovation, customer focus and employee development,” Sheetz said. “The company’s mission today is on meeting the needs of customers on the go by providing fast and friendly service, quality products in clean and convenient locations.”
Sheetz has a tradition of giving back to the communities in which it operates, and especially important to the organization is finding ways to be involved with today’s young people. As part of today’s celebration, the company will make a donation to Boys and Girls Club of Huntington.