As we reported yesterday, Sheetz received permission to build its second convenience store and gas station in Millcreek. So, we wanted to know why the City of Erie does not yet have a Sheetz.
Currently, there are four Sheetz stores operating in Erie County. They're in Millcreek, Harborcreek, Summit, and Edinboro. The company is also building a store in Girard.
Dave Hazelet, Sheetz' Director of Real Estate, says Sheetz has been not been snubbing the city. He says Sheetz may look at a location in the city after it begins its construction on Peninsula Drive in Millcreek.
"Absolutely. Absolutely. This (Peninsula Dr.) will be the 4th one in what we call the Erie market, which goes outside Erie and includes the new one being built in Girard. We'd like to have at least 4 or 5 more," he said.
Erie is currently dominated by the Country Fair convenience store chain. Hazelet says that dominance has nothing to do with Sheetz not having a store in the city.
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