ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will open their new concept restaurant to the students and locals of Morgantown, WV on March 3, 2015. This will be the first location for Sheetz featuring the fuel free concept with a complete focus on the food and beverage offerings. The new store concept will be located on the ground floor of University Place, located at 2151 University Avenue, Suite 220 Morgantown, WV.
The grand opening will start at 11 am with a ribbon cutting and celebration will last until 3pm with sampling, free self-serve coffee and fountain drinks, games and prizes. WVAQ will have a live remote from 11am -3pm.
More than two years in development, this experience will allow customers to engage with Sheetz in another way, showing Sheetz passion for food and a devotion to innovation and excellence. Every detail of the space will give customers a new way to enjoy Sheetz food and grocery offerings and provide locals and students a new way to shop, live and socialize in downtown Morgantown.
The 15,000 square foot grocery store and café concept will serve as the first retailer to offer grocery options in the downtown Morgantown area in several years. Sheetz at University Place will triple the size of a typical Sheetz store and will provide indoor and outdoor seating for 100 people.
In addition to the grand opening, Sheetz is offering a $10,000 dollar scholarship to one full or part-time West Virginia University student. 10 finalists will be selected and the winner will be announced March 7th at the WVU vs. OSU game. Winners must be present at the game to win.
Sheetz is deeply committed to the communities each store serves. The Sheetz For the Kidz® annual holiday event has provided more than 85,000 underprivileged children with new toys, clothes and necessities each holiday season since 1992. Sheetz partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, sending over 40 families of seriously ill children on dream vacations to Disney World each year. As part of every grand opening, Sheetz will make a donation of $2500 to Special Olympics Pennsylvania, a cause that is valued by the company and employees. Sheetz has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics for more than 20 years with both financial and product support as well as providing event volunteers.
Sheetz Convenience Stores strives to give customers what they want, how they want and when they want it. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer fresh food such as Made To Order (MTO®) subs, sandwiches, burgers, premium salads, appetizers and breakfast sandwiches and more. They also feature MTGo!® ready to eat foods and Shweetz® Bakery lines donuts and muffins, along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on twitter @sheetz, on facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and on instagram (instagram.com/Sheetz).