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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Rutter’s Acquires Former Tom’s C-Store
Location will remain open during renovation, rebranding

Source: CSP Daily News
By Greg Lindenbergq, Editor

YORK, Pa. — Rutter’s has acquired a former Tom’s convenience store in Milroy, Pa. The store will continue to operate over the next several months during the multimillion-dollar renovation and rebranding to transform the store into a fully operational Rutter’s.

Shipley Energy Inc. put two of its four Tom’s Travel Center locations in east central Pennsylvania, the Milroy site and one in Mifflintown, Pa., up for sale in February 2019. The Milroy property features a 13,000-square-foot building with a convenience store and truck-oriented retail area with a trucker lounge, showers and offices. The property also has an Arby's restaurant. The total site is about 27 acres. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC, Chicago, handled the sale for Shipley Energy.

  • Rutters is No. 101 in CSP's2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of retail outlets.

“This acquisition fits well into our strategic plans and will be a great addition to our chain,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s. “We are excited to join this community and look forward to bringing the Rutter’s brand into the area.”

Once the transition is complete, the newly acquired store will feature 10 fueling positions and six dedicated high-speed truck diesel fueling stations. It will offer fueling options, including flex fuel, unleaded 15, ethanol-free gasoline, kerosene and off-road diesel in addition to the standard regular, midgrade and premium gasoline and auto diesel. For trucks and commercial vehicles, this location will provide high-speed truck diesel, in-lane diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and a CAT scale.

Inside the store, Rutter’s will transform the current restaurant into the chain’s signature quick-service restaurant (QSR) offering, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Customers will be able to order specialty lattes and cappuccinos or create their own coffee masterpiece at the extensive coffee bar.

This new location will offer an assortment of beverage options, including local and national wine, and will feature Rutter’s 29-degree beer cave, with a large selection of domestic, premium, craft and imported beer and cider. The beverage assortment will also include fresh milk and teas from Rutter’s Dairy. Beverage coolers provide access to more than 600 selections of cold drinks.

Customers will also be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi and large restrooms. The location is open 24 hours a day.

Family-owned Shipley Energy, based in York, Pa., provides wholesale fuel; fleet fueling; transport trucking; home and commercial energy services; and heating and cooling services for customers in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.

Also based in York, Rutter’s operates 75 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Part of a family-managed group of companies, Rutter’s includes convenience stores, a dairy and beverage company and a real estate company.

To see a list of convenience stores and gas stations for sale, click here.