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Moving right along: Sheetz leveled; store to be rebuilt from scratch


Workmen are continuing to clear the lot where Mebane’s Sheetz station used to stand, at 1237 Mebane Oaks Road just off I-85/40.

The company had indicated it planned a “full remodel” of the location, but it is now clear that “remodeling” includes leveling the former store and rebuilding from scratch.

The store closed September 19, and didn’t take long before bulldozers and excavators were on site to begin tearing down the former location, which was built in 2005.

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Completion of the new store is currently targeted for mid-February or early March 2023, the then-store manager told the newspaper earlier this month.

Steam beams are one of the remaining indications that there was ever a Sheetz station at 1237 Mebane Oaks Road.
One of the only remaining signs of the former Sheetz station at 1237 Mebane Oaks Road is the Tesla recharging stations, which are now sandwiched in between the porta-potties for workmen.

Sheetz has three other locations in Alamance County, including two in Burlington and one in Graham, plus the company operates a distribution center in Burlington.

The timing for the construction also corresponds to considerable NCDOT roadwork taking place in front of the store.  The Mebane Oaks Road overpass (immediately adjacent) is being widened, with some corresponding road-widening work along the roadway in front of the Sheetz.

Earlier coverage before the store closed (Sept. 7, 2022 edition):

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