Rutter’s Expands York, Pa., Site

Rutter’s Farm Stores has opened a Pennsylvania store that’s twice as big as the store that was razed to make way for this new facility.

The former store at Pennsylvania Avenue in York, Pa., was razed April 14, giving up ground for the new 5,200-square-foot Rutter’s store offering an automatic car wash and 16 fueling positions, the company said.

“We appreciate the patience that our loyal customers have shown while we’ve transformed this site over the past months,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s Farm Stores. “We can’t wait to welcome them back to see our latest store design and all that comes with it.”

The 24-hour store boasts a modern design, including open ceilings, extensive use of floor and wall tiles, bathrooms with floating ceilings, music and other upscale accents. The design is environmentally friendly, including a white roof to keep the building cooler while reducing energy demand.

The store features Rutter’s latest food service offerings, including custom stir-fry, fajitas and fresh-baked bread. Customers can design their own “oriental bowls” by choosing among chicken, beef and pork; fried rice, white rice, noodles and veggies; and various toppings and dressings. Customers can mix and match ingredients to create custom steak, chicken and veggie fajitas. Sub and cibatta rolls come in a total of seven varieties and are available for sandwiches or for individual retail purchase.

Other store amenities include a premium-coffee island, a seating area and a surcharge-free M&T Bank ATM. The store manager at the new location is Lori Loucks, while the deli manager is Dennis Daugherty.

Rutter’s is in the midst of the most ambitious growth plans in its 40-year history. The company will invest more than $55 million this year to build 10 stores and 11 car washes, which will add 350 new jobs and more than $4.5 million in annual wages and benefits to the area’s economy.

Family-owned and third generation-managed, Manchester Township-based Rutter’s Farm Stores (www.rutters.com) operates 52 convenience stores in York, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Lancaster counties.

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