Warwick, RI – If your morning commute takes you to Rte. 37 via Post Road, an empty tank of gas might not make you quite as late once a new Cumberland Farms under construction at that connector is finished.
The new store will likely follow the design Cumberland Farms has adopted for a project to remodel its 600 stores using a concept store plan debuted in 2009. The same year the company moved its headquarters to Framingham, MA.
“We’re not just in the convenience store business, we’re in the business of providing for the on-the-go customer,” said Ari Haseotes, president of the Framingham, MA-based company in 2011 during the opening of a Cumberland Farms location in Worcester, MA, that one with a drive-thru.
Convenience store trade news website CSP.net also did a Youtube interview with Haseotes about the company’s store re-design.
Cumberland Farm’s new approach, which customers may already have experienced at the recently re-furbished Cranston store on Reservoir Avenue or the one on Cowesett Avenue in West Warwick, focuses on fresh food with sandwiches toasted on site, milkshakes, flatbread breakfast sandwiches and personal pepperoni pizzas.
The developing 1556 Post Road location, recently the site of summer vendors including a Del’s Lemonade truck and Three-Fingered Eddie’s fireworks tent during July, lies just across a bustling Post Road from the modest 1556 Post Road plaza, home to Check N’ Go, Rita’s Italian Ice and Thai Excursion.
The new $1,300,000 building will be 4,513 square feet on the 45,332 sq. ft. property owned by Post Road Car Wash Inc./Kathleen Kelley of 200 Charles St., Providence, RI, according to records at the Warwick Building Inspector’s office. There will be 23 parking spaces.
The construction is being performed by DF Pray Contractors of Seekonk, MA. Records at the Warwick Building Department state the work, which was permitted Nov. 5, 2014, is in the framing stage of construction.
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