It didn't take long for customers to discover the new GetGo at the corner of McKnight Road and Browns Lane in Ross Township was open for business.
A Giant Eagle spokesman had said the store would open Thursday, Feb. 21, but the company decided to try a so-called "soft opening" Monday morning. By Monday afternoon, the parking lot was full and the gas pumps were humming. A grand opening is still scheduled for Thursday.
The new GetGo sells much more than soft drinks and fuel, according to Giant Eagle spokesman Dick Roberts. Among the items customers can buy:
- Old-Fashioned Subs — Stacked with deli meats, cheeses and classic sub shop toppings.
- Bigger, Better Breakfast Sandwiches
- 100% Angus Burgers
- Coffee and cappuccino
- Fountain and frozen beverages, iced tea, iced coffee, and f’real® milkshakes
- A wide selection of bottled beverages, snacks, and candy
- Surcharge Free ATM
- Free Air
- Gift Card Gallery featuring more than 50 retailers
- Full-Service Lottery
- Greeting Cards
- 18 pumps including Diesel
Construction began on the new GetGo began in late August, and the transformation at the site was dramatic.
To help deal with the expected increase in traffic, the left turn lane northbound on McKnight Road has been lengthened, and the lower end of Brown's Lane has been widened to four lanes
The company also owns a GetGo store and gas station nearby at 5603 Babcock Boulevard, and it hopes construction of the new GetGo will alleviate some of the congestion around its Babcock location.
The site had been the long time home of the Demor's Lincoln-Mercury dealership.
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