Sheetz Hosts Groundbreaking for First Michigan Location

Royal Farms, Rutter’s and Love’s also announce new builds.

March 15, 2024

Sheetz hosted a groundbreaking for its Romulus, Michigan, location, the first Sheetz in the state, yesterday afternoon, reported ABC 7 News in Detroit.

Travis Sheetz, the retailer’s president and CEO, attended the groundbreaking and met with local reporters.

Travis Sheetz told reporters that Sheetz offers a retail concept that, in most states, is so different from what most people are familiar with that it is hard to visualize until they see it, which is why the company, he said, is so eager to get the first Michigan location open.

According to the Free Press, Sheetz stores bring about 30 jobs per location with pay starting at just under $15 an hour. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan and stock ownership—and the stores enhance a community's tax base.

With each visit to Michigan, Travis Sheetz has learned more about the state, according to the Free Press. Sheetz now knows how to make “a Michigan left” and about Detroit-style pizza, which he said he recently tried making at home in Pennsylvania.

Sheetz plans to open 50-60 stores in Michigan over the next five to six years. The Romulus location is expected to open to the public in late 2024.

More openings from around the industry:

Royal Farms announced its upcoming expansion into Bedford, Virginia. The location features a gas station with 16 standard flow fueling positions and operates 24/7.

Rutter’s opened its 86th location in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The new Rutter’s is over 10,250 square feet, with 14 auto-fueling positions and six commercial fueling lanes. This brand-new location is open 24/7 and will feature Rutter’s 29-degree beer cave, wine and Spiked Slushies, along with video gaming terminals in Rutter’s Gaming Room for those 21 years and older.

Love’s announced the its Troutdale, Oregon, location was open after a complete rebuild. In addition to its usual amenities, the location adds 44 truck parking spaces to Love’s network and RVers have access to four RV parking spaces. To see a full list of amenities in Troutdale, click here.