Love’s Opens New Store in Ohio

Enmarket and Stewart’s Shops also add new locations; Wawa breaks ground in Ohio.

July 03, 2024

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new store in North Lima, Ohio. The location is open 24/7 and features 108 truck parking spots, a Speedco location and a variety of food and drinks. There’s also a Hardee’s and Subway inside.

To celebrate the new location, Love’s is donating $5,000 to the local community to be split between the Beaver Police Department and the Beaver Township Fire Department (North Lima resides in Beaver Township). Love’s also recently celebrated the opening of its 400th dog park.

Enmarket opened its second new store of the year, in Dublin, Georgia. This location features 16 fuel pumps, a car wash, grab-and-go food and a beverage bar.

“We’re incredibly proud to expand our presence and serve the residents and visitors of Dublin, Georgia,” said Enmarket President Matt Clements. “With our exceptional food and beverage options, convenient outdoor seating, and best-in-class car wash, we’re excited to offer our customers a quality experience. As we celebrate our 60th year in convenience, we remain dedicated to enriching the lives of our customers and employees.”

Stewart’s Shops recently opened a new location in Crystal Run in the Town of Wallkill, New York. The store is fitted with a variety of grab-and-go food, a double turbo oven for hot pizza, a beer cave and a coffee station.

The location will also have seasonal shopping offers, with items such as flowers and sunscreen available in the summer. Stewart’s also recently reopened its rebuilt Worcester, New York store, which is double the size and now offers a wider variety of drinks and food.

Both stores are part of Stewart’s $50 million capital investment plan for 2024, which includes shop construction, renovations and the expansion of its plant’s commercial kitchen in Saratoga County.

Wawa has broken ground on its first Ohio location, one of the 60 locations the company plans to build in the state over the next 8-10 years, NBC4 reported. The first location is at 5308 Fields Ertel Road in Cincinnati and is projected to open in 2025.

The retailer plans to begin construction on four other stores in the state this year, all aiming to open in 2025. According to NBC4, Wawa plans to open 11 Ohio stores in 2025.

“We are excited to begin construction on our stores in Ohio as we get closer to bringing the unique Wawa experience to new customers in more markets,” said Joe Collins, director of store operations for Wawa. “We look forward to continuing to spread our wings in Ohio and can’t wait to get started serving our new friends and neighbors.”