Proposed front entrance for Haymarket Sheetz location, provided by Allen Stevens
Sheetz site plan from Haymarket Town Council documents
The Sheetz in Haymarket may look a lot different next year.
The location at the crossroads of John Marshall Highway and Route 15 in Haymarket is expected to have their pumps temporarily closed while the site goes through some major upgrades, if Sheetz’s plans are approved by the Haymarket Town Council.
The project will take place in phases, starting with the building of a new market store directly behind the existing location, according to Haymarket Town Manager Brian Henshaw. Once that’s complete, they will take out the gas tanks on the Route 15 side, and tear down the existing store, said Henshaw.
While the market piece of the Sheetz location will not be closed at all during the project, Sheetz spokesman Allen Stevens said the pumps will be closed for around three months.
“We’re going to totally remove our entire petroleum system and install a brand new, state-of-the-art [system],” said Stevens.
Stevens also stated that two additional pumps will be added to the new site.
According to Henshaw, the renovations are part of Sheetz’s current mission to change up the market component of their stores.
“[Sheetz] is going back and revisiting their locations and rebuilding a new market store. So that’s what they’re going to be doing here…They’re trying to create more of an aesthetic marketplace…gas being just one of the things they offer, but mainly trying to offer an option for that one-stop-shop. A little bit more upscale, versus just a traditional gas station convenience store…it’s more like going into a café, than going into a convenience store,” said Henshaw.
According to Stevens, the style of the new market component of the Haymarket location will be similar in style to the new Sheetz location in Manassas at Sudley Manor Drive and Ashton Avenue, although it will not have the drive-thru.
Stevens stated that the new store will be more than 2,000 square feet larger, and allow them to offer their full ‘made to order’ menu, more ‘grab and go’ items, an expanded beverage menu, indoor and outdoor seating, larger restrooms and a possible ice cream and frozen yogurt station.
Henshaw said that the preliminary plans for the project were approved by the Haymarket Town Council and once the final site plan is approved, construction will begin – potentially in the spring.
“We have not officially scheduled our construction start date at this time, but we are anxious to get started,” said Stevens.
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