Cumberland Farms is expanding into upstate New York, which is home to Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Stewart’s Shops, reported the Saratogian. Cumberland Farms has won approval to build a new c-store in Wilton, N.Y.
The retailer said it expects the nearly 5,000-square-foot c-store with gasoline to open in September. It will cost an estimated $4.5 million.
“Coffee and gas go hand in hand in the morning,” Ross Gallaway of First Hartford Corp., Cumberland Farms’ local development partner, told the newspaper. “It’s the same strategy as Stewart’s.”
This is the company’s second foray into the Saratoga marketplace. It has an existing store in Milton, N.Y. It also has six other projects in various stages of planning or approval in the Capital Region from Brunswick to Rotterdam, said the report.
Cumberland Farms has approximately 550 c-stores in New York, as well as in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
It recently moved its headquarters from Framingham, Mass., to a newly renovated office, distribution center and culinary center in Westborough, Mass. The structure covers 13 acres and has a 28,000-square-foot freezer and refrigeration center, reported the Worcester Business Journal.