New mini-mart planned for West Rutland
By Bruce Edwards
STAFF WRITER | June 18,2012
This drawing shows plans for the 4,820-square-foot convenience store and Subway restaurant proposed for the corner of Main Street and Clarendon Avenue in West Rutland.
WEST RUTLAND — A Jiffy Mart and fast-food restaurant is being proposed for the corner of Main Street and Clarendon Avenue in West Rutland.
Champlain Oil Company has filed an Act 250 permit application for the 4,820-square-foot convenience store and Subway restaurant with seating for 32.
Plans also include five fueling islands with a total of 10 pumps for gasoline and diesel.
The location is the former site of a gas station and convenience store.
Champlain Oil Company, which purchased the property from the former owner, is expanding the footprint of the existing site, purchasing 0.59 acres from the adjacent Westway Mall for a total of 1.32 acres.
The Act 250 application also seeks approval for an entrance on Clarendon Avenue to go along with the two existing curb cuts on Main Street (Route 4).
The estimated cost of the project is slightly in excess of $1 million. The store, with eight employees, would generate $25,000 a year in property taxes for the town.
In approving the project, the West Rutland Development Review Board found that the project is planned for a commercial area of town and “would not adversely affect the neighborhood.”
If the project receives Act 250 approval, it would join the Stewart’s Shops store on Main Street as the second convenience store in town.
Based in South Burlington, Champlain Oil operates 31 Jiffy Marts in Vermont and New Hampshire.