Demolition of old store paves way for new Sheetz

Bedford location near turnpike to open June 13

From Mirror staff reports

Sheetz is rebuilding its store in Bedford close to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Demolition of the old building began on Monday.

Construction will continue over the next few months with a projected opening date of June 13, according to Nicholas Ruffner, the company’s public relations manager.

“Building a new store at that location will help make sure that our employees can best deliver on our menu,” Ruffner said. “This new location will also have expanded restrooms due to the store’s proximity to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the high volume of visits from travelers.”

Sheetz also applied for a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board license with plans to eventually sell beer, but the company does not have a firm timetable for when sales would begin, Ruffner added.

The company also in­tends to apply for a permit to sell wine.

Bedford Township secretary Janie McMillen said her understanding is that the new store would include an additional foot or two of space and electric car charging stations. She added that the township approved Sheetz’ construction project last fall.

The employees at the store at 4354 Business Route 220 have temporarily been reassigned to other stores in the area.

Although the store along Business Route 220 is closed, Ruffner said he invites customers to visit the other Bedford location at 9402 Lincoln Highway.