RaceTrac planning new location in East Cobb
Atlanta based RaceTrac is planning a new gas station and convenience store at the corner of Old Canton and Roswell Roads in East Cobb. The new RaceTrac would replace California Car Wash, located in an outparcel of the Walmart Neighborhood Market anchored Olde Mill shopping center.
The .874 acre parcel was previously zoned for the development of a drugstore in 2010, and was an Exxon gas station prior to its current use.
RaceTrac plans to construct a 10 pump gas station and a 4,425 square foot convenience store. Both the number of pumps and the square footage of the convenience store were reduced from typical new RaceTracs given the size of the parcel.
Although the parcel is small, the new RaceTrac will still offer enhanced offerings of free WiFi, Swirl World frozen yogurt and expanded coffee options.
As my friends at The Brookhaven Post reported last year, RaceTrac is also building a new gas station and convenience store in Brookhaven. The 5,500 square foot convenience store and 16 pump gas station is being built as the corner of Dresden Drive and Clairmont Road. The existing buildings on the property were demolished a few weeks ago with construction expected to start "in the second quarter of this year," with plans to open by the end of the year.
A RaceTrac representative who confirmed both the number of pumps and C-store plans for East Cobb indicated that plans are "still being finalized." RaceTrac "will likely not commence construction until the third quarter of next year, meaning an early 2019 opening."
|The soon-to-open QuikTrip in the background|
An existing QuikTrip gas station and convenience store across the street was demolished last year and is expected to reopen late next month as one of QT's "Gen Three" units. The new QT will feature an approximately 5,600 square foot convenience store, larger than its predecessor, with the number of pumps remaining the same at 16. The QT parcel was also enlarged to make room for the new convenience store. At 3.6 acres, the QT property is nearly four times as large as the RaceTrac parcel across the street.
Are you excited for the additions of not only a new QuikTrip but a new RaceTrac too? Where do you purchase most of your gas? What "enhanced offering" of convenience stores has impressed you most?
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