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

December 2, 2019

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 sites under contract and locating and verifying others. Sheetz anticipates that it will start serving customers in the Columbus area in spring 2021.

Sheetz announced Its entry into the Central Ohio market in a Facebook post on November 30, 2019. The post has had more than 1.4 million likes.

“The overwhelming enthusiasm is a testament to the strength of this brand. People love Sheetz, and Skilken Gold is thrilled to be a part of the its growth in Ohio,” said Isaac Gold, Skilken Gold’s Senior Director of Real Estate.

A state-of-the-art category leader, Sheetz prides itself on its award-winning, made-to-order food, specialty coffees and drinks, craft beers and more. Just recently it added the meatless Beyond Burger to the menus at all of its shops.  It’s a convenient store unlike anything Columbus has even seen—a one-stop shop where customers can refuel their vehicles, refresh their bodies and get everything else they need 24/7/365.

“Sheetz is all about quality, convenience, committed community partnerships and environmental stewardship,” said Ken Gold, Skilken Gold’s CEO. “The company is truly a national innovator, and Columbus is in for a treat.”

Founded in 1952, Sheetz is a third-generation family business with 597 locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Before it was Sheetz, it was a dairy store selling milk, cheese, meat and newspapers.

Founded in 1922, Skilken Gold is a fourth-generation, family owned real estate development company, specializing in single-tenant development in the Quick-Service Restaurant, Grocery, Convenience &Fuel and Healthcare industries. In addition to Sheetz, the company’s notable retail clients across North America include Starbucks, Walmart, Burger King, Publix, Wendy’s, Kroger, Andy’s Frozen Custard, DQ, KFC, Popeye’s Trader Joe’s and other major brands. Skilken Gold is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Watch the Sheetz video here.