Rutter's held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its 61st and largest convenience store at Routes 15 and 64 in York Springs, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 8.
The 9,100 square foot store is located on 11.5 acres of land off the Heidlersburg/East Berlin exit of Route 15. It caters to both area consumers and the tractor-trailer traffic with seven high-speed truck diesel fueling dispensers, 23 truck parking spaces and 14 fueling dispensers for gasoline and auto diesel.
Rutter's introduced a new brand identity at this location. Utilizing LED lighting and bold colors, the exterior canopies feature contrasting looks by day and night.
"We sent Derek Gaskins, our chief customer officer, to Las Vegas to study the signs and lighting there," said Scott Hartman, president and CEO. "The canopy is red and yellow during the day and red, yellow and black at night."
Inside, local residents have found a new restaurant destination with Rutter's extensive food menu, gourmet coffee bar and Rutter's signature dairy products. A sit-down area with seating for 36 people allows them to enjoy their purchases at the store. In addition, Free Wi-Fi service and large restrooms accommodate regular patrons and interstate travelers. The store offers a selection of road travel accessories for truck drivers.
In honor of its grand opening, Rutter's donated $1,000 each to five organizations — Bermudian Springs High School, Harbaugh-Thomas Library, York Springs Food Bank and York Springs Fire Company.
Rutter's plans to open five new stores this year. They are located in Hamburg, Leola, Mercersburg, Port Royal and Strasburg.