Demolition work has begun to make way for a new Sheetz store on Peninsula Drive.
Today, crews started to tear down a section of the El Patio Motel. The store will be located at that site, while the remainder of the motel will stay open.
The Sheetz store was the center of controversy when it was proposed last year. It will be located only a half mile from the entrance of Presque Isle State Park. Millcreek supervisors worked to convince the Sheetz company to make the store's design more attractive. The outdoor sign will only be 8 feet high.
and the lighting will be dimmer than what is found at most Sheetz locations.