Savannah, Ga.-based Enmarket opened a completely rebuilt location in Savannah, giving customers a glimpse of the future.
Located at 4318 Ogeechee Road, the relaunched store is the prototype for future new builds for the rapidly expanding Savannah-based chain of convenience stores and other foodservice establishments.
“This particular store is right next to the new headquarters, which is one of the reasons it was the perfect location for our new prototype,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We wanted a clean, modern design that accommodates the multiple roles of an Enmarket store — a fueling station, a deep convenience inventory, appealing and healthy prepared food options, and a modern, state-of-the-art car wash. The store offers full foodservice at The Eatery, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options, along with Mooz frozen yogurt and Enmarket’s bean-to-cup coffee. The fueling options include gasoline, diesel and ethanol-free gas, and customers can save as much as 10 cents a gallon on all grades when they use their enPay card.”
The site was already in use as an Enmarket when the chain’s headquarters was constructed next door. The original store was razed to make way for construction of the modern replacement. Now that it’s back open after a soft opening on March 24, the new 5,893-square-foot store has a workforce of 25 employees, about double the previous number.
The store is the latest step in the development of an Enmarket campus at the intersection of Chatham Parkway and Ogeechee Road. It joins a 22,000-square-foot office structure that houses the three-state convenience chain’s headquarters, along with a second building of equal size to be used a flex space and room for future expansion. Two out-parcel lots on the compound are earmarked for future development, sale or lease.
“One of the many features we are excited about at the new store is the new car wash. It’s our first Marketwash+, which is an 80-foot tunnel wash. It’ll stand up to anything Savannah and the surrounding region’s pollen season can throw at our cars and, best of all, it does a fantastic job in about half the time of most car washes,” said Giesick. “That includes free vacuums for customer use. We know it will be popular with customers, so we are adding membership wash opportunities that start at $19.99 a month.”
West Construction served as the general contractor for all phases of the compound’s construction.
Enmarket is Savannah, Ga.’s largest convenience store chain, employing more than 1,300 people and operating 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, the retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life.