GetGo Cafe & Market, a convenience store chain, is looking to open its first location in the Dayton area. The development, if approved, would breathe new life into a shopping center that was lacking.
The 2100 S Alex Road, in West Carrollton, has been proposed as a GetGo fueling station and convenience store with a drive-through. A former U.S. Bank building will be torn down to make way for the 6,300 square foot store that is open 24 hours a day and has six fuel pumps.
Jonathan Wocher is a GetGo representative, and site planner, at Cincinnati consulting firm McBridge Dale Clarion. He said GetGo has already signed a lease agreement with Imperial Shopping Center owner Watertower Partners LLC to lease 1.6 acres of property.
The project is expected to create numerous new jobs in the area, and to redevelop an already occupied commercial site. This will breathe new life into a shopping center that is currently suffering from vacant spaces.
According to documents from the municipality, Miamisburg architect CESO Inc. will also be involved in this project. The city has yet to approve the plan, so no timeline was disclosed.
If GetGo is approved for the project, it will join other tenants such as Yellow Rose Nightclub, Hook Fish and Chicken, Cousin Vinny's Pizza and Yellow Rose Nightclub.
GetGo, an affiliate of Giant Eagle, operates over 260 convenience shops in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. It also has stores in Maryland, West Virginia, Maryland, and Maryland. WetGo is a brand of car wash that has some of their stores.
The convenience store in Pittsburg offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as snacks, both on-demand and ready-to-go.