Two Sheetz to the wind: Plains Twp. store second in county set to be replaced with new design

By Patrick Kernan - [email protected]
The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader -
The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader -

PLAINS TWP. — Much like the Sheetz location in Trucksville, the chain’s store on 315 in Plains Township is soon to be razed to make way for a new and improved version.

Sheetz spokesperson Nick Ruffner told the Times Leader the store was closed on Monday, but is currently projected to reopen on Aug. 22.

Ruffner said the completed store will be 5,476 square feet, and will include both an indoor and outdoor seating area for diners.

Meanwhile, the fueling stations will be increased to allow 16 cars to fuel up at the same time.

Ruffner also said the company plans to begin selling beer at that location, but he is unsure if this will be available immediately at the store’s opening.

Trucksville update

Meanwhile, the Trucksville store, for which the renovation was announced in April, is on track to be opened by Sept. 27.

That store will also be greatly renovated, increasing in size and number of pumps. This store, too, will eventually begin selling beer.

Based in Altoona, Sheetz Inc. has spread throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic region, with a total of 580 stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

The company employs more than 18,500, and has numerous locations in our area, including several stores in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.

The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/web1_TTL061319Sheetz2.jpgThe Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

The Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/web1_TTL061319Sheetz1.jpgThe Plains Township Sheetz is being torn down and rebuilt. Aimee Dilger|Times Leader

By Patrick Kernan

[email protected]

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6386 or on Twitter @PatKernan