Rutter's in Shippensburg Shape

Latest design goes up against Wal-Mart Supercenter, Big Kmart

YORK, Pa. -- Rutter's Farm Stores will open a 5,200-sq.-ft. convenience store today in Shippensburg Township, Pa., representing a return to Cumberland County after a 17-year absence.

The store, which will be open 24 hours, is across the street from the Shippen Town Centre, which is anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and next to the Shippensburg Shopping Center, which is home to a Big Kmart.

The new store represents the most current in Rutter's store design, with entrances and gasoline pumps on two sides; 16 fueling positions [image-nocss] will dispense gasoline, diesel and kerosene under a canopy.

Inside, the store will offer Rutter's proprietary Famous Express Deli and Famous Express Grill, an L-shaped foodservice island with upscale self-serve coffee at one end, seating for 12 to 16 people and a no-surcharge M&T Bank ATM.

The store is managed by Bobbie Weyant, and it has approximately 25 employees.

Shippensburg is the third new Rutter's in 2006, the company said. In March, Rutter's opened new stores in Fawn Grove and New Freedom, York County, Pa.

Family-owned and third generation-managed, York, Pa.-based Rutter's Farm Stores operates 51 c-stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.