GAZ Realty Inc., a developer and operator of Superstation and Airport Plazas has begun development on the first multi-service, green airport gas plaza in the nation, set to open next year at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The services provided at Newark Airport Plaza will include a gas and diesel fueling station offering alternative green fuels (Bio-diesel), a 7-Eleven store, a two-bay car wash, light auto repair and non-exclusive rights for towing at the airport.
The plaza, which will be located near the on-ramp to Terminal A, is estimated to be open within six months and will accommodate some of the 25,000 airport employees and more than 33 million people that visit each year. In addition, the plaza will service the cargo staff as well as the trucks and fleet sales from Port Elizabeth and the surrounding commercial businesses.
“As the first green airport plaza in the country, we are positioned to offer not only products and services to our travelers, airport staff, taxis and limousines, but can do it in ways that benefit the environment. We have a captive audience and will offer both value and convenience to our customers”, said George Abi Zeid, president & CEO of GAZ Realty Inc.
Clean Energy, the nation’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation, is also in discussions with GAZ Realty to build a potential CNG fueling station on the property in the future. “Clean Energy looks forward to working with GAZ Realty to build and operate a CNG station at Newark Liberty Airport. It will provide a cleaner, less expensive fuel option for taxis and shuttle fleets serving the airport and the New York metropolitan area,” said Brian Persone of Clean Energy.
This will be the first 7-Eleven store to open on airport premises in the U.S. The 3,200-square-foot convenience store will be offering 24/7 service, fresh and hot foods, Big Gulp and Slurpee drinks, grilled Big Bite hot dogs, its proprietary 7-Select snacks and beverages, prepaid and financial services. There will be 50 parking spaces at the plaza with about 20 available for the store.
“In addition to Newark, GAZ Realty is in final stages of lease negotiations or RFP awarded for number of major airports around the country (such as Tulsa International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, JFK International and Southwest Florida International),” added Stefano Pascucci, vice president of sales and business development for GAZ Realty Inc.