“This store represents all the things we’ve been working on through the years,” says Rutter’s CEO.
Rutter’s President and CEO Scott Hartman kicked off the festivities by cutting the ribbon and presenting $1,000 donations to each of three area nonprofits— Fayetteville Athletic Association, Salvation Army and Mont Alto Fire Co.
“We love this market. In all Franklin County, Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Waynesboro markets, we operate a number of different stores and we’ve always been welcome here and our stores do very well,” Hartman told Public Opinion News. “For us, it’s just another great spot in a vibrant area of the state.”
The 5,000-square-foot store is Rutter’s sixth location in the Franklin County area, but its largest in size. Rutter’s operates smaller stores in the area and had looked for years to find a site large enough to accommodate the footprint of one of its newer stores.
The new location features eight gas pumps, a dedicated diesel fueling facility behind the store for tractor-trailers, a two-bay automatic car wash, a restaurant with touch-screen ordering, a premium coffee island, seven televisions and restaurant seating for 11 people. Customers can chose from menu items that include wok service and fresh baked sub and ciabatta rolls.
The building marks one of the greenest Rutter’s stores to date with a white reflective roof, triple-glazed windows, LED lighting, skylights, extra insulation, heater-less door frames, water reclamation systems in the car wash and phosphate-free soaps. Many building materials were manufactured or harvested within 500 miles of the construction site.
“We’re very proud of green things that we’re doing inside of our store,” Hartman told Public Opinion News. “We really trying to keep changing with the times, and this store represents all the things we’ve been working on through the years.”