The convenience store and gas station Rutter’s plans an expansion in Schuylkill County.
Rutter’s just finalized a deal to buy 1148 Centre Turnpike near Orwigsburg. That’s right across the highway from the new Geisinger/St. Luke’s hospital currently under construction.
“#SOLD 1148 Centre Turnpike | @RuttersFS purchased land located in Schuylkill County for a future Rutter’s store | The Bill Gladstone Group of @NAICIR & Patrick Higgins of Berkshire Hathaway facilitated the trans #NAICIRBGG #CRE #BobbleheadBill #CommercialRealEstate #Orwigsburg,” The Bill Gladstone Group announced on Twitter Monday morning.
Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the property on Route 61 and where the Rutter’s store is likely to be located.
Bill Gladstone Group sells commercial real estate based out of Wormleysburg, Pa.
Rutter’s bases its operations in York, Pa.
Rutter’s Adds to Development Along Route 61
Sure, it’s only a gas station and convenience store but this is another sign of development along Route 61 near the new hotel project. It’s also another advancement of economic development following the re-construction of Route 61 in southern Schuylkill County.
It’s not clear if the used furniture store property is included in the deal. Certainly looks like it would be an impediment to a larger space that Rutter’s typically requires for its stores.
Plus, it’s more jobs for the area. You can never have too many of those. Well, maybe you can but we’re not there yet.
What is a Rutter’s?
If you’ve been to Sheetz and Wawa, you’re not going to be on another planet inside a Rutter’s.
Rutter’s claims to be “the oldest vertically integrated food company in the country.”
Check out this video explaining the company:
In late January, Rutter’s announced it opened its 73rd store. And it’s the first store it opened in Maryland. It now operates two locations in Maryland.
Here’s a look at Rutter’s store locations across Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The closest location to Schuylkill County residents is in Hamburg, also along Route 61.
Rutter’s proposed location in Orwigsburg would be its northernmost location.
If it’s any indication of the impact it will have on southern Schuylkill County, consider this. That Maryland store required 7,500 square feet. It employs 50 people.
#SOLD 1148 Centre Turnpike | @RuttersFS purchased land located in Schuylkill County for a future Rutter’s store | The Bill Gladstone Group of @NAICIR & Patrick Higgins of Berkshire Hathaway facilitated the trans #NAICIRBGG #CRE #BobbleheadBill #CommercialRealEstate #Orwigsburg pic.twitter.com/oaSO9L3l9i
— Bill Gladstone Group (@GladstoneGroup) March 4, 2019