MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sheetz, the Pennsylvania-based chain whose bright-red convenience stores dot interstates across the mid-Atlantic, plans to open its first fuel-free store at University Place development under construction in Sunnyside on the WVU campus.
“They have actually rolled out the first-of-this-kind grocery/convenience concept called the Sheetz MTO Market,” explained Ryan Lynch, with Paradigm Development. That’s the company working with the university to develop the housing/retail space in Sunnyside.
The Sheetz MTO Market will be located on the ground floor of the complex and is different from the company’s typical convenience store.
“Sheetz is occupying about 15,000 square feet of space, about three times their typical store. They’ll have expanded feeding options and also the expanded grocery offering,” said Lynch.
Customers will be able to purchase signature Sheetz options like Made-To-Order subs and sandwiches, M-T-Go prepared foods, a bakery, coffee, full-service espresso and smoothie bar.
It will be within steps of University Place housing, which will eventually be home to nearly 1,000 students. The Sheetz will also be open to the public.
“In addition to our tenants there will be thousands of WVU students within walking distance and thousands more community members that will be able to utilize it,” Lynch said.
University Place is scheduled for completion in August.
Sheetz claims more than 437 locations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.