New Convenience-Store Roundup for September 2018

By 
Greg Lindenberg, Editor, CSP

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CHICAGO — This edition of New Convenience-Store Roundup features new c-store openings, closings and more for the month of September 2018.

The unscientifically gathered roundup—gleaned from company announcements, websites, email, social media and newspapers around the country, among other sources—is by no means complete, but it serves as a monthly competitive snapshot of newly opened or closed U.S. convenience stores, gas stations, truckstops and travel centers not previously reported in CSP Daily News.

  • Click here for new c-store roundups from previous months, along with other grand-opening and new store coverage. Click here for recent M&A activity.

Many of the stores listed here are owned by independent operators, while others belong to major chains. And many are part of CSP’s Top 202 list of the largest chains in the industry. Some of the owners and operators are new entrepreneurs, and some are industry veterans.

  • Click here to view the Top 202 c-store chains for 2018.

Unless otherwise noted, the new locations offer the food, snacks, beverages, tobacco, merchandise, services and amenities found in most c-stores. Most offer fuel.

Click through for a state-by-state breakdown …

Photograph: Shutterstock

Colorado

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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new location in Berthoud, Colo., on Sept. 6. It has 82 truck parking spaces. The more than 10,000-square-foot facility features Subway and Taco John’s restaurants. It also has laundry facilities, seven showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.

Net new stores*: 1

*Represents stores opened minus stores closed in this state for the month of this count only. Other c-stores not captured by this count may have opened or closed in the state. It also does not include store openings previously reported in CSP Daily News.

Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Delaware

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A 7-Eleven c-store in New Castle, Del., closed its doors in late September.

Net new stores: -1

Photograph: Shutterstock

Florida

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Wawa opened a new c-store in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Sept. 6.

Cumberland Farms opened a new c-store in Titusville, Fla., on Sept. 7. The 6,005-square-foot store has an interior high-top bar counter and four outdoor patio seating areas, 33 customer parking spaces and six fueling stations.

Net new stores: 2

Indiana

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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new location in Tipton, Ind., on Sept. 10. It has 69 truck parking spots. The more than 12,000-square-foot facility features a Hardee's restaurant. It also has five showers, laundry facilities and a Speedco truck lube, tire and battery facility.

Net new stores: 1

Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Georgia

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Parker’s opened a new c-store in Pooler, Ga., in September. The store features freshly brewed sweet tea and lemonade as well as bean-to-cup guaranteed fresh coffee.

Net new stores: 1

Photograph courtesy of Parker's

Iowa

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Kwik Trip opened a new Kwik Star c-store in Garner, Iowa, on Sept. 6.

Net new stores: 1

Photograph courtesy of Kwik Trip

Maryland

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High’s of Baltimore and Carroll Fuel opened a High’s c-store in Churchville, Md., on Sept. 20. It has eight fueling positions.

Net new stores: 1

Photograph courtesy of High's of Baltimore

Michigan

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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new location in Frenchtown, Mich., on Sept. 13. It has 100 truck parking spaces. The more than 10,000-square-foot facility features Hardee's and Subway restaurants. It also has six showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center.

Net new stores: 1

Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Minnesota

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Kwik Trip opened a new truckstop in New Prague, Minn., on Sept. 20. The facility features showers and a grocery store. The company also opened a c-store in Willmar, Minn., on Sept. 27.

Net new stores: 2

Photograph courtesy of Kwik Trip

Missouri

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Kum & Go opened a new, nearly 6,000-square-foot c-store in Waynesville, Mo., on Sept. 19.

Wortman Stores opened a new Jack Flash c-store in Jefferson City, Mo., on Sept. 22. It offers Pizza Hut Express and Champs Chicken and Ronnoco Coffee.

Net new stores: 2

New York

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Stewart’s Shops opened new c-stores in Ellenville, N.Y., on Sept. 14 and Schroon Lake, N.Y., on Sept. 20. The Schroon Lake location features a walk-up ice cream window.

Net new stores: 2

Photograph courtesy of Stewart's Shops

North Dakota

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Petro Serve USA opened a new c-store in Fargo, N.D., in mid-September.

Net new stores: 1

Pennsylvania

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Speedway opened a new c-store in New Castle, Pa., on Sept. 11.

Rutter’s opened a c-store in Duncansville, Pa., on Sept. 12. The 8,805-square-foot store has 12 auto fueling positions, four high-speed truck diesel bays, 60 vehicle parking spots and 27 truck parking spots. It also offers E-15; ethanol-free, regular, midgrade and premium gasoline and auto diesel; and truck diesel and in-lane diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). It will also offer fresh grab-and-go items from local farms, including blueberries, watermelon and squash. The store has indoor and outdoor seating that accommodates 30, a beer cave and free Wi-Fi.

Sheetz opened a new c-store in Cumru Township in Berks County, Pa., on Sept. 13. The 5,988-square-foot store has six fuel islands and 51 parking spaces, along with three handicap-accessible spaces. Sheetz opened a new, 6,050-square-foot store in Camp Hill, Pa., on Sept. 28 that includes indoor and outdoor seating, a drive-thru and 12 fuel stations. The company also opened stores in Waynesboro, Pa., on Sept. 6, and Reading, Pa., on Sept. 13.

Net new stores: 6

Photograph courtesy of Rutter's

Utah

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Maverik opened a new c-store in Herriman, Utah, on Sept. 27.

Net new stores: 1

Virginia

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On Sept. 11, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new location in Bastian, Va., earlier than scheduled to provide fuel, food and supplies to the area ahead of Hurricane Florence. It has 51 truck parking spots. The more than 10,000-square-foot facility features an Arby's restaurant. It also has seven showers and laundry facilities.

Sheetz opened a new c-store in Dale City, Va., on Sept. 12.

Net new stores: 2

Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Wisconsin

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Kwik Trip opened new c-stores in Amery, Wis., on Sept. 10 and Little Chute, Wis., on Sept. 24.

Net new stores: 2

Photograph courtesy of Kwik Trip

Wyoming

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Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores opened a new location in Laramie, Wyo., on Sept. 13. It has 82 truck parking spaces. The more than 10,000-square-foot facility features a Carl's Jr. restaurant. It also has laundry facilities, seven showers and a Love's Truck Tire Care center.

Net new stores: 1

TOTAL NEW STORES FOR SEPTEMBER 2018: 26

TOTAL NEW STORES FOR 2018: 246

To be sure your locations are listed in this roundup, please send new store announcements to Greg Lindenberg at [email protected].

Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores