Sheetz may soon open a new store that will serve both air and road travelers.
Air and road travelers in Lancaster, Pa. may soon have a new place to stop and grab some coffee and a snack, as the Lancaster Airport Authority is working to bring a Sheetz convenience store to Airport Road and Lititz Pike.
According to a recent report from Lancaster Online, the new Sheetz would be built on approximately three acres of the southwest corner of the airport’s property. Sheetz would lease the property that the store would be built on from the airport.
This new Sheetz would cater to both road and air travelers, as it would have parking for cars, along with an area for small, private airplanes to park. Lancaster Online reported that single- or twin-engine planes would have the ability to taxi and park inside a fenced area, and pilots and passengers would be able to walk to and from the Sheetz, which would be open 24 hours.
Lancaster Online reported that construction of the new store could begin as early as fall of 2017, but the project is still subject to several approvals. The store would be around 6,000 square feet with indoor seating for thirty, along with outdoor patio seating. Approximately 40 employees would be needed to operate the store.
Although a number of approvals are still necessary, Lancaster Online has reported that the plans for the new store have received preliminary approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.