Rutter’s Farm Stores has broken ground for a 5,200-square-foot convenience store at routes 30 and 997 in Greene Township, Franklin County.
The 24-hour store is expected to support 80 jobs during construction and create 40 permanent jobs when it opens this spring. It will be Rutter’s fourth store in Franklin County and 57th in Pennsylvania.
The new store also plans to feature 16 gas-fueling positions as well as kerosene and diesel. Dedicated truck diesel fueling will be available behind the store, and next to the store will be a glass, two-bay automatic carwash.
In addition, the new store will feature several “green” attributes including LED exterior lighting, energy-saving skylights, computerized energy and light management, and a white reflective roof. The store also plans to offer customers a chance to do their parts for sustainability by offering recycling bins for customers to toss empty cans, bottles and old newspapers
Hands-free entrance doors will lead to a long list of additional store amenities, including touch-free restrooms, seven high-definition televisions and a seating area for 14.
Touch-screen ordering will provide easy access to Rutter’s vast fresh-food menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beverage menu is expected to offer six flavors of frozen beverages, 16 flavors of fountain soft drinks, two self-serve milkshake machines and a premium-coffee island.
Other conveniences will include a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM and Blockbuster video rental kiosk.
Rutter’s Farm Stores operates 56 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Lancaster counties, all in Pennsylvania.