Enmarket announced the opening of its newly rebuilt and expanded c-store in Savannah, Ga.
The new store was renovated to integrate its appearance into the surrounding historic district. The design of the new 3,522-square-foot convenience store drew from the site’s transportation-related history with its proximity adjacent to the Central of Georgia Railway and Georgia State Railroad Museum. Enmarket partnered with Paragon Solutions to create the design.
The non-traditional design includes, among other things, an outdoor dining patio, a green space and a bike service area. Enmarket contracted with a local artist to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls.
The rebuilt outlet is accessible to trolleys and other vehicles critical to Savannah’s downtown tourism industry and features four multi-product dispensers with gasoline and diesel offering.
“We are thrilled to unveil this beautiful new store in the historic district,” said Enmarket President Brett Giesick. “The design and concept reflect the direction we are taking in the community which is to provide a more modern, customer-friendly store with a dual focus on pedestrian and automobile traffic.”
The new store features Enmarket products already available at other full-service stores, including fountain drinks, “chillen” frozen beverages, bean-to-cup coffee, and local craft beer. The location also includes Enmarket’s proprietary kitchen concept, The Eatery, featuring its signature breakfast biscuits and antibiotic-free, never-frozen chicken. Fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and more are prepared on-site. This is the only convenience store to offer all of these options on the western end of downtown Savannah.
“This is a one-of-a-kind location for Enmarket,” said Giesick. “A diverse customer base of downtown residents, commuters, local businesses, SCAD students and faculty, and tourists were all carefully considered when we selected this store design and the products and services that this location offers.”
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants.