Sheetz expands Monongahela footprint

Scott Beveridge
Observer Reporter

Altoona-based Sheetz has expanded its footprint in Monongahela as the company prepares to sell beer and wine at the convenience store in the Mon Valley city.

It’s real estate arm, Steico Inc., in December closed on the $155,000 purchase of three lots beside its 111 E. Main St. location from Jeannene and Rosalie Affinito, Washington County records show.

Two of the lots are vacant while the other holds a building that formerly housed a pizza shop.

Monongahela Councilwoman Claudia Williams said tentative plans show the recently purchased property will become about a dozen new parking spaces for the store.

She said the development on the three small lots would be an improvement to the area.

Sheetz has been working on the project with the city’s code enforcement officer, but has yet to submit a building permit application, said Tamie Gido, the city’s assessment officer.

Monongahela Council in October approved an application from Sheetz to transfer a restaurant and liquor license from Burgettstown to the store.

The company’s attorney, Mike Kozar, said then that the outdoor seating area at the front of the building would be enclosed to provide space for dining and limited indoor consumption of alcohol. A larger, walk-in beer cave also would be constructed for six-pack sales.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has yet to act on the license transfer, online state records indicate.