Construction of new Sheetz store to begin next month

The Sheetz store in Stephens City will remain open until a new Sheetz is built directly behind it next year. Ryan Cornell/Daily

STEPHENS CITY — There are some changes coming.

A new Sheetz store opening in Stephens City next summer will offer more space, larger bathrooms and indoor and outdoor seating.

Allen Stevens, real estate site manager for Sheetz, said the new store will be built directly behind the existing store at 747 Fairfax St. The current store opened in 1993, he said, and has since been remodeled.

“Business in Stephens City has been great to us,” he said. “It’s a very good location and that’s one of the reasons we decided to rebuild, because it’s a good location for us, for our customers in Stephens City and for those who decide to take a break and jump off [Interstate] 81 at some point.”

The new brick store building will measure 6,407 square feet — about 2,000 square feet larger than the current building — and include a larger kitchen, bigger bathrooms and both indoor and outdoor seating, Stevens said. He said the store will have a similar layout to the location off Berryville Pike in Winchester.

“We looked at expanding the [current] building, and it just made more sense to rebuild it,” Stevens said.

He said the company plans to start construction on the new store in mid-January and plans to open it in mid-June.

The new Sheetz store would also include new gas pumps, gas tanks and a new canopy overhead.

Stevens said the current Sheetz will remain open while the new store is under construction. As soon as the new store is opened, he said, the old store will be demolished.

He said the same process, of keeping the old store open while constructing a newer version has occurred for stores in Woodstock and Winchester.

Stevens said the store manager will be interviewing for five additional employee positions at the new location.

Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rcornell@nvdaily.com