Poppy Market will open a new location in Pismo Beach, California, this December, reported the San Luis Tribune. The location has been in the works for over five years. The new store will be two stories tall.
According to an email to The Tribune from Pervez Pir, president of retail at Vinters Distributors, which operates 135 Shell stations and 48 Loop Neighborhood Marketplaces in addition to Poppy Market, the second story will be used for meeting and storage space.
Pir also stated that the new c-store will offer various quick food and shopping options for customers. The store will carry items like packaged beverages and snacks, grab-and-go hot foods, sandwiches and fresh bakery items.
“Our neighbors should expect to have a safe experience that offers them fuel, grab-and-go food, a car wash and plenty of snacks and drinks as they head to work or hit the road for travel,” Pir said.
The new store is expected to feature four pumps and eight hose hookups, along with one charging station for electric vehicles, according to city planning documents from 2019.
Poppy Market opened its first location earlier this year in Arbuckle, California, about 50 miles from Sacramento. That location includes a pet wash station, fresh produce and a proprietary Crunchy Munchy chicken restaurant.
In addition to the two-story Pismo Beach location, two other locations are under construction.
In February, Varish Goyal, CEO of Poppy Market and Loop Neighborhood Markets, spoke with NACS Magazine about the role convenience stores play in their communities.