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More and More Sheetz Stores Coming to Columbus, and Skilken Gold Is Leading the Charge


Skilken Gold is continuing to purchase land for additional Sheetz stores, as part of the chain’s aggressive Central Ohio growth. It’s two latest projects include a site at Westland Mall, on West Broad Street, just off I-270, and another, near the Columbus International Airport, at the northeast corner of Steltzer and Johnstown Roads. Both stores are anticipated to open the Fall of 2021.

“The race continues to help Sheetz infiltrate the market,” said Isaac Gold, Vice President of Real Estate for Skilken Gold, Sheetz’s exclusive real estate developer in Central Ohio.

The Altoona, Pennsylvania-based restaurant convenience store, known for its award-winning Made-to-Order (MTO®) menu, is planning on more than 50 store locations by 2025. The first of those is already open for business on Sunbury Road in Delaware, and more are soon to follow.

“The pace of this rollout is truly unprecedented,” Gold said. “This is the first time that Sheetz has worked with an exclusive development partner to penetrate a market this aggressively in such a concentrated timeframe.”

But Columbus is a young and growing city with great highway and road systems—the perfect market for the national brand—and besides, Sheetz fans (dubbed “Sheetz Freaks”) have been clamoring for Columbus locations.

It’s thrilling to be part of Sheetz’s growth, here,” Gold said. “The company is an industry innovator, a great employer and an involved neighbor, dedicated to each of the local communities it serves.”

The standard Sheetz store is approximately 6,000 square feet with indoor retail and dining space, as well as fueling stations. Sheetz employs about 30 people at each location, the majority of which are full-time. Named to the Fortune 100 Best Place to Work for List seven times in the last eight years, Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees.

Sheetz now operates 621 store locations across Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, with all locations open around the clock, 365 days a year.