June 29, 2020

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 the approximately 6,000-square-foot restaurant and convenience store at the Sunbury Road site, which will entail razing the Delaware Marine, as well as the building adjacent to it, a former tobacco shop. The store is projected to be open in early 2021.

The location will feature Sheetz’s impressive array of award-winning Made-to-Order (M-T-O®) and MADE-TO-GO® menu selections, indoor retail and dining space, an outdoor patio, an espresso bar, a touchpad-based drive-thru and four fueling stations with eight gas pumps.

“The Delaware community has been very supportive of Sheetz’s expansion plan,” said Isaac Gold, Vice President of Real Estate for Skilken Gold. “Sheetz will be a great new amenity for the area.”

Sheetz announced its entry into the Central Ohio market on November 30, 2019. Land has since been purchased for an Obetz location on the northeast corner of Alum Creek Drive and Toy Road. While the number and locations of additional stores have not yet been announced, Gold says that sites have been placed under contract with leases signed by Sheetz and that Skilken Gold is locating and verifying others to achieve Sheetz’s aggressive market penetration goals.

Skilken Gold is also working with Sheetz in Pennsylvania.

“Sheetz is an industry innovator. We’re proud to be part of the company’s growth,” Gold said.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s largest and fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 18,500 employees. The company operates 600 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches, salads and other fresh food items, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit

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. The company is a Preferred Real Estate Developer for Sheetz, Starbucks, Publix, Walmart and DQ. Other notable retail clients include Wendy’s, Kroger, Andy’s Frozen Custard, KFC, Burger King, Popeye’s and other major brands. Skilken Gold is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit