With new locations lined up in Chesterfield and Henrico, a Pennsylvania gas station chain is also heading to Richmond’s Southside.
Work will soon be underway on a new Sheetz at 2911 Hathaway Road in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center.
The gas station and convenience store will rise where a vacant 10,600-square-foot building from the 1980s currently stands.
The eastern strip of the Stratford Hills Shopping Center that’s home to the likes of Galley, Nifty Thrifty Store and new arrival Natalie’s Taste of Lebanon will remain and not be impacted by the new project.
Rich Johnson, president of The Wilton Cos., which owns the shopping center, said Sheetz has a ground lease on the land and that demolition work is set to begin soon.
“It’s going to be a huge improvement to that area. It’ll be a new and shiny, really high-quality operator,” Johnson said.
Plans show that the Sheetz will be about 6,100 square feet and an awning covering gas pumps will sit behind it, north of Forest Hill Avenue. Kimley-Horn is the project’s engineer and landscape architect, and Graybeale Construction is listed as general contractor.
Johnson said he anticipates it’ll be a roughly six-month buildout.
It’s the third location Sheetz has in the works for the Richmond region. It’s working on a drive-thru location at Regency in Henrico and another spot in Chesterfield near the Irongate Village Shopping Center.