Enmarket prototype

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Enmarket has opened a completely rebuilt convenience store in Savannah, Ga. The relaunched store is the prototype for future new builds for the chain, the company said.

The store offers foodservice at The Eatery, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. It also offers Mooz frozen yogurt and bean-to-cup coffee. The fueling options include gasoline, diesel and ethanol-free gasoline, and customers can up to 10 cents a gallon on all grades when they use the enPay card.

The site was already in use as an Enmarket store. The company razed the original store to make way for construction of the modern replacement. Now that it is open again after a soft opening on March 24, the new, 5,893-square-foot store has 25 employees, about double the previous number.

The site also features the chain’s first Marketwash+, an 80-foot tunnel wash with free vacuums for customer use. Enmarket has added membership wash opportunities that start at $19.99 a month.

The store is the latest step in the development of an Enmarket campus. It joins a 22,000-square-foot office structure that houses the three-state chain’s headquarters, along with a second building of equal size that it will use as a flex space and for future expansion. The company has earmarked two out-parcel lots on the compound for development, sale or lease.

“This particular store is right next to the new headquarters, which is one of the reasons it was the perfect location for our new prototype,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We wanted a clean, modern design that accommodates the multiple roles of an Enmarket store—a fueling station; a deep convenience inventory; appealing and healthy prepared food options; and a modern, state-of-the-art carwash.”

The new headquarters houses the accounting, marketing, facilities, real estate, car wash, fuel team, human resources, training, information technology and operations departments for the company. It includes nearly 70 office spaces, multiple conference rooms, a bullpen area for visiting team members, a kitchen that features Enmarket’s dispensed beverage options, and a large training room with a capacity of 160 people.

West Construction served as the general contractor for all phases of the compound’s construction, said the company.

  • Enmarket is No. 55 on CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by total number of retail outlets. CSP will release the 2020 list in June.

Enmarket operates 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants and a fast-casual restaurant. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, the retailer has stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

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