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May 4, 2021

MORE AND MORE SHEETZ STORES COMING TO COLUMBUS, AND SKILKEN GOLD IS LEADING THE CHARGE

Skilken Gold is continuing to purchase land for additional Sheetz stores, as part of the chain’s aggressive Central Ohio growth. It’s two latest projects include a site at Westland Mall, on West Broad Street, just off I-270, and another, near the Columbus International Airport, at the northeast corner of Steltzer and Johnstown Roads. Both stores...

As seen in:  Dayton Daily News

$2.2 M job opportunity center at Skilken Gold’s Westown Shopping Center designed to build community equity

Construction is under way on a new $2.2 million Employment Opportunity Center in West Dayton that Montgomery County officials promise will put employment and job training assistance within easy reach of job seekers in an underserved area of the community. The new 15,000-square-foot center taking shape within the former ALDI store at Westown Shopping Center...

April 13, 2021

SHEETZ’S FIRST-EVER COLUMBUS STORE-OPENING CELEBRATED AT RIBBON-CUTTING

It’s official. The first Sheetz store in Columbus is now open and serving customers today at 710 Sunbury Road in Delaware. This is the first of more than a dozen locations planned to open this year in the market. “In addition, more than 50 stores are targeted to open by 2025,” said Isaac Gold, Vice...

March 19, 2021

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON THIRD LAND PURCHASE IN GREATER PITTSBURGH FOR SHEETZ

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced today that the company has recently closed on the purchase of an approximately six-acre site in South Greensburg, Pennsylvania, The site is situated on the southwest corner of US 119 and Huff Avenue, approximately 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and is already leased to Sheetz, the nationally acclaimed...

March 16, 2021

In honor of Women’s History month, we celebrate our President, Tobi Gold

Thanks to Tobi’s vision, ambition and tenacity, Skilken Gold continuously seeks to improve how we serve our clients and the communities we live and work in, while building a strong company culture. She is dedicated to leading meaningful change in communities, with the goal of leaving each one better than we found it. While growing...

January 12, 2021

QUESTIONS ASKED AND ANSWERED—SHEETZ ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CENTRAL OHIO STORE OPENINGS, WITH FIRST STORE OPENING APRIL, 6

Altoona, PA (January 12, 2021) — Today Sheetz, is excited to announce the opening date of its first store in Columbus as well as the locations of 13 additional store to open in the Columbus area. Breaking ground in September 2020, Sheetz’s first store location will be in Delaware, Ohio, officially opening on April 6,...

As seen in:  Chicago Tribune

Comings & Goings: Andy’s Frozen Custard opening in Palos Heights

Andy’s Frozen Custard will open its newest south suburban location Friday at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights. Missouri-based Andy’s Frozen Custard is set to open the doors at 11 a.m. Friday at its Palos Heights location at 12805 S. Harlem Ave. The Palos Heights location is the chain’s fifth in the south suburbs....

October 29, 2020

MONTGOMERY COUNTY KICKS OFF $2 MILLION WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AT SKILKEN GOLD’S WESTOWN SHOPPING CENTER

Montgomery County unveiled plans for its $2.2 million Employment Opportunity Center at a kick-off event, held on Wednesday, October 28. The center will serve as a hub for the West Dayton community, giving residents access to job search help and training opportunities. The employment hub will be located at Westown Shopping Center, which is owned...

October 19, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD HAS GROWN BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS. SO HAS ITS TEAM.

The last year-and-a-half has brought about unprecedented growth for Skilken Gold, the national real estate developer based in Columbus. That growth embraces dozens of new developments across Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Florida. It also includes these thirteen, important new team members. Here’s a brief introduction, beginning with our most recent hires.   Beth Cotner Project...

As seen in:  Business First, October 3, 2020

SHEETZ IS TURNING TO A COLUMBUS DEVELOPMENT PARTNER TO CARRY OUT ITS AMBITIOUS EXPANSION PLANS IN CENTRAL OHIO

Sheetz is turning to a Columbus development partner to carry out its ambitious expansion plans in Central Ohio. Skilken Gold is helping the Altoona, Pennsylvania-based convenience store brand as it carries out plans to open 10 to 12 units a year in Central Ohio with a goal of around 50 total. Isaac Gold, Skilken Gold's...

October 1, 2020

SHEETZ JOINS FACEBOOK, AMAZON WEB SERVICES, DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES, BATH AND BODY WORKS AND OTHERS AT NEW ALBANY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK

Skilken Gold announced today the purchase of a site from The New Albany Company for a new Sheetz restaurant and convenience store in the New Albany International Business Park. The 2.91-acre site is situated at the Northeast Corner of Johnstown Road and Walton Parkway, west of the Abercrombie & Fitch headquarters building and east of...

September 22, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON THE PURCHASE OF HILLIARD SITE, ONE OF MORE THAN A DOZEN SHEETZ LOCATIONS OPENING NEXT YEAR

Skilken Gold announced today the purchase of the property at 4279 Cemetery Road from Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC), a national Real Estate Investment Trust based in Newton, Massachusetts. The Hilliard site, situated at the southeast corner of Cemetery Road and Parkway Lane, is home to a former Max and Erma’s restaurant, which will be...

September 15, 2020

SHEETZ AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNER SKILKEN GOLD PLAN MORE THAN 50 STORES IN CENTRAL OHIO BY 2025

Sheetz is “not coming lightly” to greater Columbus, according to Travis Sheetz, President and COO of the family-owned and operated restaurant and convenience store chain. In partnership with Skilken Gold, its exclusive real estate developer in Central Ohio, Sheetz is planning an aggressive roll-out that includes more than 50 store openings by 2025, with locations...

September 8, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON LAND PURCHASE FOR NEW SHEETZ STORE IN WEST MIFFLIN, A SUBURB OF PITTSBURGH

Skilken Gold announced today the closing on land that will be home to a new Sheetz store at the southeast corner of Lebanon Church Road and Clairton Road in West Mifflin, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Sheetz, the nationally-acclaimed restaurant and convenience store chain, based in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, anticipates that construction will begin at the site...

August 24, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON LAND PURCHASE AT COUGHLIN’S CROSSING FOR SHEETZ’S SECOND LOCATION IN DELAWARE

Skilken Gold announced today the purchase of a 1.88-acre site from Delaware Development Plan Ltd., the master developer of Coughlin’s Crossing, a 77-acre mixed used development, located along U.S. Route 23 , between Stratford Road and the newly-constructed Penny Way.  This site will be home to Sheetz’s second location in Delaware. The approximately 6,000-square-foot Sheetz,...

August 20, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD EMBARKS ON ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD DEVELOPMENT IN PALOS HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS

National real estate developer Skilken Gold announced today the recent land closing and soon-to-begin construction on a new Andy’s Frozen Custard restaurant in Palos Heights, a suburb of Chicago. Andy’s Frozen Custard is the largest frozen custard-only business in the nation, with more than 2,000 employees and over 91 company-owned and franchised stores across 14...

August 17, 2020

OAK STREET HEALTH OPENS DOORS TODAY TO NEW 12,750-SF CENTER AT SKILKEN GOLD’S WESTOWN SHOPPING CENTER IN DAYTON

Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of clinics for Medicare beneficiaries, opened its new facility this morning at 4271 West Third Street in the Westown Shopping Center. Owned and operated by national real estate developer, Skilken Gold, the prominent retail center is situated in densely-populated West Dayton, across the street from the VA Medical Center and...

August 11, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD WELCOMES ERIN MONTGOMERY AS NEW VP OF SALES AND CLIENT ENGAGEMENT

Erin Montgomery, a proven leader in sales and business development, has joined Skilken Gold as Vice President of Sales and Client Engagement. In the new position for the company, Erin will drive the national real estate developer’s corporate growth strategy in both new and existing market sectors. A fourth-generation, family-owned business, located in Columbus, Ohio,...

JULY 6, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON SALE OF ONE-ACRE PROPERTY, HOME TO KFC RESTAURANT, IN ELYRIA, OHIO

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced the sale of a one-acre site, home to a KFC restaurant in Elyria, Ohio, a city in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan area. Situated at 3815 Chestnut Ridge Road, the property was purchased by a private commercial real estate investor. Skilken Gold initially purchased the site in June 2019...

June 29, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON LAND PURCHASE FOR DELAWARE SHEETZ LOCATION AT 700 SUNBURY ROAD

Skilken Gold, Sheetz’s exclusive real estate developer for Central Ohio, announced today that the company has closed on the purchase of the approximately 4.6-acre parcel at 700 Sunbury Road, the site of the former Delaware Marine in Delaware, Ohio. Sheetz is the nationally acclaimed restaurant and convenience chain, based in Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Sheetz will build...

June 17, 2020

Shops and Lofts at 47 Sponsors Event to Celebrate Community and Business Resilience in Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood

Shops and Lofts at 47, developed and managed by national real estate developer Skilken Gold, sponsored “Beautify Bronzeville Businesses,” an event designed to celebrate the resilience of the community and the businesses at the mixed-use development, which are temporarily boarded up due to recent protests over the death of George Floyd. “As a company, and...

May 1, 2019

INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE NETWORK TO OPEN NEW 12,750-SF FACILITY AT SKILKEN GOLD’S WESTOWN SHOPPING CENTER IN DAYTON

Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of clinics for Medicare beneficiaries, will be opening a new facility at 4271 West Third Street in the Westown Shopping Center. Owned and operated by national real estate developer, Skilken Gold, the prominent retail center is situated in densely-populated West Dayton, across the street from the VA Medical Center and...

April 16, 2020

SKILKEN GOLD CLOSES ON LAND PURCHASE IN GREATER PITTSBURGH AREA FOR NEW SHEETZ STORE

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced today that the company has closed on the purchase of an approximately two-acre site in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh and home to the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. The property is already leased to Sheetz, the nationally acclaimed restaurant and convenience chain, based in Claysburg, Pennsylvania. Sheetz...

December 2, 2019

Sheetz Selects Skilken Gold as its Exclusive Real Estate Developer in Central Ohio

The nationally acclaimed restaurant and kicked-up convenient-store chain is coming to Central Ohio, and the company has selected Skilken Gold as the territory’s exclusive real estate developer. Although the number and locations of those stores have not yet been disclosed, Skilken Gold is already busy at work for the Claysburg, Pennsylvania-based brand, having placed several...

As seen in:  QSR Magazine July 15, 2019

Skilken Gold Closes on Land Purchase to Develop Restaurant for Country’s 4th Largest KFC Franchisee

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced today that the company has closed on the purchase of a one-acre site at 3815 Chestnut Ridge Road in Elyria, Ohio for the development of a KFC restaurant for Mitra QSR.  Dallas-based Mitra QSR is the country’s fourth largest domestic franchisees of KFC restaurants and one of the...

As seen in:  Bisnow National

CRE Best Practices: Strategies to Keep Talented Employees in a Tight Job Market

Bisnow National chose Tobi Skilken Gold as one of eight CRE executives in various sectors of the profession, and in various parts of the country, to answer a single important question: What besides more money, are the best ways for a company to retain talent..... Commercial real estate is a profession marked by job-hopping, and...

May 30, 2019

Skilken Gold Completes Multi-Million-Dollar, Ground-Up Publix Development in Richmond, Virginia

National real estate developer, Skilken Gold, announced today the completion of its latest retail project, a 52,401-square-foot Publix supermarket located in the Westpark Shopping Center at 9645 W. Broad Street in Glen Allen, Virginia, a growing suburb of Richmond. The Publix store, which anchors the shopping center, opened its doors to the public on May...

As seen in:  Total Retail

3 Ways Malls and Retailers Can Win With Diverse Shopping Experiences

Mall tenants stand at a turning point in the retail industry: evolve and thrive, or stand to be replaced with a quicker shopping experience online. While The Wall Street Journal reports that 9.1 percent of malls stand vacant — a seven-year high — Class A malls that are transforming are thriving. Culturally, younger generations are...

As seen in:  Authority Magazine

The Future of Retail Over The Next Five Years

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Gold, CEO of Skilken Gold, a national real estate developer. Gold is recognized as an innovative leader in business and real estate development, leading the company to national prominence. In addition to his 38 years as a premier developer, he is an adjunct professor for graduate courses in...

As seen in:  Convenience Store News

Should the Convenience Channel Be Worried about Amazon Go’s Expansion?

Amazon has chosen a pair of promising locations in Chicago for expansion of Amazon Go. NATIONAL REPORT — Amazon continues to be a disruptor in the ecommerce world, and is starting to take the disruption to the brick-and-mortar world with its new checkout-free store concept, Amazon Go, which is poised for expansion. [caption id="attachment_121" align="alignleft"...

As seen in:  RE Journals

How Retail Developers Can Stay Ahead of an Evolving Industry

The retail industry has been quickly changing the past two decades. Simply reflect on the shopping malls of the 1980s and those mixed-use, experiential spaces of today to consider how consumers’ needs have changed. Real-time evolution in retail development is now the new status quo — and we can expect shakeups like Amazon/Whole Foods and...

As seen in:  Convenience Store News

Are Cashierless Convenience Stores the Future?

NATIONAL REPORT — Amazon made headlines recently with the opening of its Amazon Go store, featuring a grab-and-go concept with no checkout or cashiers. The entire store is run on proprietary technology, which the company calls “Just Walk Out Technology,” as it automatically detects products taken off and returned to the shelves, and adds them...

As seen in:  Columbus Business First

Columbus moves into Top 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S.

Columbus' hot housing market is turning heads. The city jumped seven spots to land at No. 9 in Realtor.com's hottest markets in the nation in March, the second month in a row that Central Ohio has outpaced most of the nation. And a big part of that, the site said, is supply and demand. In...

As seen in:  Commercial Property Executive

Retail in 2018: Change Creates Opportunity

CFO Robert Mason weighs in on what it takes to stay ahead of the game as the retail sector faces significant change. The retail sector is in the midst of a transformation generated by the e-commerce revolution. The ones who will come out on top of this trend will be those who understand how to...

As seen in:  Columbus CEO

Family Business: It’s All Relative

Ken Gold, Tobi Skilken Gold and Isaac Gold Skilken Gold shares secrets to sustaining the long-term success of their fourth-generation family business. Three venerable central Ohio businesses share their secrets to longevity. The odds are stacked against most family businesses. Only 30 percent will survive to the second generation, 12 percent until the third and...

As seen in:  Conquering Columbus

Conquering Columbus: Skilken Gold

Ken Gold discusses how the real estate market has changed over the last 25 years... and where it’s headed. If you are reading this, it is because your browser does not support the audio element. Ken Gold, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 35 years of real estate development and brokerage experience. In that time,...

As seen in:  CNBC

With Stores Going Dark, Whole Foods Looks to Fill Retail’s Gaps

A new grocery store is coming to town, and the timing of it couldn’t be better for real estate owners. While other supermarket chains shutter stores, scale back on expansion plans or choose not to renew leases, Whole Foods is planting more stores across the U.S. The grocer has long been a favored tenant in...

As seen in:  Trib Live

Skilken Gold Sells Three-Tenant Shopping Center in Pittsburgh, PA for $5.3 Million

A three-store shopping center in Pleasant Hills, featuring the area’s first Starbucks, was sold to a private commercial real estate investor from California for $5.3 million. The shopping center, once a freestanding home to Pier 1 Imports then Party City, opened in July with Aspen Dental and T-Mobile. Starbucks, the center’s anchor store, opened Oct....

As seen in:  Chain Store Age

Skilken Gold Sell Six Walmart Neighborhood Markets for $78 Million

Skilken Gold has announced the sale of six Neighborhood Market stores, one of which was a prototype of Walmart’s new design for its grocery store concept. The Louisiana stores all average about 42,000 sq. ft., including the Baton Rouge location that emerged from Walmart’s “build-to-suit” program initiated in 2014. The Hampshire Companies and a South...