Another business has become a part of the Dale City community.
A new Sheetz opened at 5350 Dale Boulevard on Wednesday.
It offers a seating area, 16 fueling stations, updated landscaping, and new sidewalks.
Providing goods and services isn’t the only perk of the store.
According to Supervisor John Jenkins, it will also help bring businesses to Mapledale Plaza.
“This new Sheetz store is going to bring a new breath of life into this area of the county, and I look forward to continuing to work with Sheetz on community projects,” Jenkins said. “They’re very, very community project oriented, and I think they’ll be a great addition to our economy.”
During a grand opening ceremony, the company donated $2,500 to Special Olympics Virginia.
“Sheetz is among our top sponsors here in Virginia,” said Katie Botha, vice president of development and communications for Special Olympics Virginia. “They make competition and programming possible.”
Capital Area Food Bank, which is based in Washington, D.C., also received $2,500 through Sheetz’s “Made-to-Share” program.
“It is community partners, like Sheetz, who are going to help us take hunger off the map,” said Sharon McBeth, the food bank’s lead coordinator of retail donations. “So, this ‘Made to Share’ program — it is going to have such a big impact on this area right here in Virginia.”
The business has been partnering with localities since the first store opened more than 60 years ago, according to Executive Vice President of Operations Travis Sheetz.
“We continue that commitment everywhere we open,” Sheetz said. “We consider ourselves a community operation, even though we have 580 stores. Every neighborhood is sort of unique for us; we want to make sure that we’re a part of that community.”
The new location is the 80th in Virginia.
It’s also one of several located in Prince William County.
“There’s lots of traffic and good intersections for us to be at,” Sheetz said. “We consider ourselves sort of the ultimate one stop shop. So, we feel like we’re in a really good position here to do well and really serve our community.”
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