DALLAS & WESTLAKE, Ohio—Urban Value Corner Store is expanding to include two new locations at Frisco Square in Frisco, Texas, and at Hebron 121 Station in Lewisville, Texas. These new corner stores will offer traditional convenience store items as well as healthier alternatives, pet food and ready-to-go meals. Urban Value says the goal of this expansion is to provide residents with a convenient location within high-density apartment complexes.
"The Frisco Square and Hebron 121 Station locations add to Urban Value Corner Store's growth strategy within the multi-unit family communities. Our full-service amenity continues to create outstanding value for developers who want to improve the residents' living experience. We are looking forward to serving the residents of these communities,” said founder and CEO Steve McKinley.
Urban Value Corner Stores are a great option for apartment complex owners looking to provide their residents with convenient access to essential goods and services. The stores offer a wide variety of items, including groceries, household items and personal care products. In addition, Urban Value Corner Stores' hours of operation are focused around the residents' shopping requirements.
Urban Value Corner Store was founded with the goal of changing the way urban residents shop. The Frisco Square and Hebron 121 Station locations offer nearby residents a quiet and clean place to shop for various food and beverages, including beer, wine, sodas, freshly brewed coffee, pastries, snacks and healthy meals. The stores also offer essential household items, OTC medications, pet snacks, toys and local Texas-made products.
Meanwhile, TravelCenters of America Inc. announced network expansion and location updates, including the opening of four new travel centers, the planned opening of another four locations by the end of 2022 and the completed renovations of over 50 travel centers as part of a site upgrade plan announced last year.
The four recent travel center openings, three of which are company owned and operated and one of which is franchised, increase TA’s nationwide network of travel centers to 280, including 41 franchise sites. The new sites include:
- TA, Cuba, Mo. (formerly Midwest Travel Center)
- TA Express, Fair Play, S.C. (formerly Carolina’s Travel Center)
- TA Express, Statesboro, Ga. (newly built company owned site)
- TA Express, Riverton, Ill. (newly built franchised site)
Four additional franchised travel centers are expected to open by the end of 2022 in California, Missouri and Oklahoma.
As part of its commitment to improve the guest experience, TA also announced the completion of over 50 location renovations with improvements that include driver lounges, renovated restrooms, upgraded showers, new lighting fixtures, new flooring and fresh paint, new store signage and repaved parking lots.
“We are listening to our guests’ feedback and are pleased to offer what they are looking for—a welcoming and engaging travel center experience through newly built and refreshed locations,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TA. “As we continue growing to serve more travelers, we are enhancing their experience by expanding food offerings, supporting guest health and continuing to update and upgrade our sites.”
TA recently announced a collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to expand its support of truck drivers’ health and well-being by enhancing healthy food offerings and educational opportunities.